If you’ve never heard of Faber Castell, then you’ve never tasted the good life. Some pencils get chewed, others broken, still others made to scrawl pointless doodles on any available surface. Faber Castell, on the other hand, belongs to a league of it’s own. Call them the elite of pencils, the genuine Michaelangelos amid the mass of cheap imitations, the very first hexagonal shaped affairs that didn’t roll off your desk. The Faber Castell saga began in the 18th century and to commemorate it’s 250th birthday, the company have unleashed a limited edition monster case.
In a world increasingly dominated by the stylus, owning a set of Faber Castell pencils is like owning a suit of armor. It lends the impression of fine taste and an appreciation of times past.
Let the product page do the explaining:
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 artists 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 won’t come cheap though. With only 1,761 of these boxes available, the retail price plus shipping may total upwards of $2,000.