Faber-Castell was established in 1761 by the cabinet maker Kaspar Faber and it's one of the oldest industrial companies in the world. The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils with a varied range of products for writing, drawing and creative design, as well as decorative cosmetics. Faber-Castell is renowned for its high quality, innovative products, commitment to tradition, and environmental awareness.
Today the eighth generation family member Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell takes delight in rediscovering products from the past and recreating them with timeless design and modern technology. 2011 was a milestone year for Faber-Castell USA, it's 250th Anniversary of Faber-Castell and 35 years of Creativity for Kids. Today Faber-Castell is committed to staying true to this vision of quality, tradition, and innovation now and in the future.
Here are some of our favorites, year after year.
PITT Artist Pens. We can't say enough great things about these marker. They're addicting because you want to keep on writing and drawing just to be able to use them! Ink drawings emit expressive power and have always made this medium interesting for artists and graphic designers. Faber-Castell has brought together all of the advantages of drawing in Indian ink in a modern and uncomplicated disposable pen - the PITT artist pen. The high-quality brush point works both straight and bent without breaking. While the light colors are transparent and, thus, well-suited to varnishing techniques, the dark colors have good covering qualities. PITT artist pens have unsurpassed light-fastness and the individual colors are marked with an asterisk-based code. They are absolutely awesome! In a variety of color packs, there are dozens and dozens of great colors to add to your collection.
PITT Artists Pastel Pencils. These fabulous oil-free pastel leads are used by artists as the perfect complement to pastel crayons for elaborating fine details, and also on their own. Many artists who enjoy pastel techniques and their versatility, but not the dirty hands and colored dust that accompany them, have opted to use these special pencils. PITT pastel pencils have a very compact lead which is economical. The lead contains high levels of pigment, making the pencils ideally suited both to drawing lines and shading, as well as blending and merging into delicate color transitions. The color selection in this range places a particular emphasis on the muted shades and earth tones that are especially important for pastel drawing.
Nothing on the market today compares with Design Memory Craft Gelatos. Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage. All Gelatos blend easily with or without water. Try this unique medium on paper, canvas, or wood! Create gorgeous projects with these spectacularly-colored Gelatos!