Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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So long, dandelion: Crayola retiring crayon color

Dandelion has gone to seed.

Crayola is removing the color from all of its crayon boxes to make way for a new color that it plans to announce on Friday — National Crayon Day. The company announced dandelion's departure via Twitter on Thursday.

It's only the third time in Crayola's long history that it has retired a color, and the first time it's removing one from the box of 24.

 

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Other colors that now lie fallow include maize, raw umber and orange yellow.

Crayola crayons were produced in 1903 by Binney & Smith Co.

Based in Easton, Pa., Crayola is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.

 

 

 

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