Thursday, October 1, 2009

Faber-Castell Display at AC Moore

The Faber-Castell Company is currently featuring a pencil drawing I did of the Statue of Liberty in AC Moore stores.

This comes from the Faber-Castell Company regarding the information listed incorrectly on Wikipedia:

I was surprised that it (Wikipedia) listed only the Premium pens being manufactured in Germany. The pencils are made in the original facility in Stein (near Nurnberg, Germany).
The products produced at Faber-Castell plant in Malaysia are artist erasers.
Our core products, pencils are mostly produced in Germany (including the Castell 9000 pencils that you created the Liberty image with). Polychromos color pencils, Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils, and PITT artist pens are also produced in Germany. Some of our Art Grip pencils are produced in Brazil (reforested wood) and some in Germany…

Wikipedia Profile:
Faber-Castell is a German high-end manufacturer of writing instruments, art supplies, staplers, slide rules, and luxury leather goods, founded in 1761 in Nuremberg by Kaspar Faber. The enterprise was in the Faber family for five generations when through the marriage of Count Alexander Castell-RĂ¼denhausen (1866 - 1928) with Ottilie Baroness von Faber to create the branch of Faber-Castell in 1898. The Faber-Castell family has continued to run the company in the sixth, seventh and eighth generations through now.

Faber-Castell USA is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is part of the global network of Faber-Castell companies operating in countries such as Australia, Brazil, and Malaysia.[1] Most consumer products from Faber-Castell are made in Malaysia. Only some premium pens are still manufactured in Germany.


Jennifer Lawson said...

That is so cool! Congratulations.

Peachtreeart said...

Wow!!!! Nice!

Alex said...

Superb! I feel great that I am a big fan of pencil sketching too, and that the fact that Malaysia(my home country) is mentioned twice on your blog, I am kinda proud of it.
That also explains why the price of Faber-Castell pencils here in Germany are 5 times more expensive than those I got from Malaysia. Thanks for the extensive explanation Greg, and congratulations!

nanke's stuff said...

This is a spectacular drawing! Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition. nancy

Possum Patty said...

Yes, Congrats! Well done.

Ellen said...

How cool is that!!! Way to go!