CRAYOLA RETIRING DANDELION 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 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 one or more colors, and the first time it’s removing one from the box of 24.
Other colors that now lie fallow include maize, raw umber and orange yellow.
Crayola crayons were produced for the first time in 1903 by the Binney & Smith Co.
Based in Easton, Pa., Crayola is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. B B B
National Crayon Day is Friday. Crayola crayons debuted in 1903.