Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Short History of Prussian Blue

Fast Company published an article about Joshua Cohen's Triple Canopy article "The 36 Shades of Prussian Blue." Prussian Blue is considered to be the first synthetic color, created in 1704, it was a huge hit with artists as previous blues were often more expensive to obtain than gold.

[Photo features four iterations of the Crayola logo and the crayon formerly know as Prussian Blue. In 1958, the Prussian Blue crayon was renamed Midnight Blue because no one knew what or where Prussia was.]

1 comment:

Mr. Walters said...

Prussian Blue is the bomb!