After a month of mourning a piece of our childhood and Crayola boxes, the company that broke our creative hearts revealed the currently nameless stick of wax from the blue family that will be joining the box. Crayola announced in March that it was retiring its dandelion crayon and Friday (05/05/17) the company announced that it’s replacing the old yellow crayon with a new shade of blue inspired by a pigment that was discovered accidentally at an Oregon State University chemistry lab in 2009. That pigment, which has the scientific name YInMn, was invented after heating a sample of different chemicals to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit while attempting to create a new material to use in electronics manufacturing. ”
Submissions are now being taken online to suggest a name for the new hue; its official name to be revealed on July 1. Below is the blues they already have. Read more HERE.