Crayola Sees Red

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July 10, 2013 by jamesessj

Twenty-three new colors rejected by Crayola at their recent Deciders of Color Conference in Geneva, Switzerland:

Pus

Fire In Daddy’s Eyes Crimson

Wehrmacht Gray

Clear

Burnt Epidermis

Christ’s Manger Straw

Regular Prune

SS Black

Grandpa’s Pubes Silver

Airshow Disaster Charcoal

Red-Green Color Blindness Blue

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Eggplant

VC Olive

Whore’s Lips Scarlet

Jaundice

Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil Green

Titanic Rust

Maoist Red

Mustard Gas Mustard

Hematoma Grape

Hurricane Eye Taupe

Bin Laden’s Beard Beige

Native American Skin Color Brown

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Fun Fact: One of the colors in this piece was going to be “Atomic Cloud Tangerine”…until I learned that there already is an “Atomic Tangerine” in Crayola’s oeuvre, and has been since 1972. Have fun coloring in those mushroom clouds, kids!

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