August 17, 2011

Faber-Castell Celebrates its 250th Anniversary with a Limited Edition Art & Graphic Wood Case Set

CLEVELAND, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Faber-Castell combines centuries of experience with high quality materials to produce the finest art products available for professional artists. High pigment density, good lightfastness, and a color matching system are integral to the Art & Graphic line and result in a superior art experience. Now the prestigious Art & Graphic products are available in a stunning new 250th Anniversary Limited Edition Wood Case set that is a wonderful indulgence for any artist, and perfect as a luxurious gift for the holidays. The hand-crafted wood case is stained a deep warm brown and contrasts beautifully with the carrying handle that's made of metal sheathed in leather - a modern and sophisticated combination of materials. The case clicks securely shut by twisting a pair of elegant knobs.

The 250th Anniversary Limited Edition set contains a magnificent assortment of products for a range of creative uses including all 120 colors of Polychromos® colored pencils and Albrecht Durer® watercolor pencils. Additionally there are Polychromos® artist pastels, PITT® pastel pencils, Castell 9000® black-lead pencils, PITT® woodless graphite pencils, PITT® compressed charcoal sticks, and much more! Accessories include an eraser, double-hole metal sharpener, watercolor brush, water bowl, and other supplies to enhance the artistic experience. The case is constructed in multi-level layers of drawers that house the products in separate compartments. These can be pulled out for easy access and arranged for specific types of creative work.

This exclusive anniversary wood case is available in a limited edition of 1761 pieces to honor the year in which the company was founded. Each case has a plaque that shows the number of the case, and comes with a certificate to verify the authenticity and uniqueness of the piece. The retail price is $1700.00.

Faber-Castell is one of the world's leading manufacturers of fine artist materials. Founded in 1761, the company is celebrating its 250th Anniversary in 2011. Our graphite, color and watercolor pencils, charcoals, artist pens, oil pastels and more offer unlimited opportunities for creative expression and design. The Art & Graphic line features the absolute finest professional art materials, while the Creative Studio® line contains products for students and aspiring artists.

SOURCE Faber-Castell