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250 years of the best artists' quality: Art & Graphic jubilee cabinet

For its 250th anniversary in 2011, Faber-Castell presents the highest artists' quality in its most beautiful form: the Art & Graphic jubilee cabinet combines the best from a couple of centuries of experience in developing and producing exclusive artists' products. The hand-crafted wooden case is stained a deep warm brown, the colour of the wenge wood favoured by cabinet-makers, contrasting effectively with the simple but highly serviceable carrying handle made of metal sheathed in leather, case clicks securely shut and is opened by twisting a pair of elegant knobs.
Inside the cabinet:

  • 120 Polychromos artist's colour pencils
  • 120 Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils
  • 120 Polychromos artist's pastels
  • 60 Pitt pastel pencils
  • and 15 Castell 9000 black-lead pencils in all grades from 8B to 6H.

This magnificent assortment is rounded off by some high-quality accessories. The cabinet contains a spectrum of essential items for the professional artist: a watercolour brush, porcelain water pot, eraser pencil, art eraser, and much more besides. The practical construction means that individual drawers can be pulled out and set up for specific types of creative work. The exclusive designer cabinet is a limited jubilee edition of 1761, to match the year in which the company was founded. Each cabinet is numbered on a little plaque and so represents an unmistakable and unique work of art in its own right.


How To Enter - Faber Castell Fine Art of Drawing Contest

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2. Enter your first and last name, email address and date of birth
3. What Medium you are Submitting for
  • Colored Pencils
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Pastels
  • Artist Pens
4. Upload an image to be voted on
The Contest and Voting Will take place on Jerry's Artarama Facebook Page. more details and how to enter are provided there.
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Faber-Castell Big Pitt Brush Pen Box Set of 24

3 Winners will receive a Faber-Castell Big Pitt Brush Pen Box Set of 24

3 Winners

Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil
Set of 24

3 Winners will receive a Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil Set of 24

3 Winners

Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencil Sets Special Edition 250th Anniversary Tin Set of 25

3 Winners will receive a 250th Anniversary Tin Set of 25

3 Winners

Faber-Castell Special Edition Colored Polychromos Pencil Tin Set of 25

3 Winners will receive a Special Edition Colored Pencil Tin Set of 25

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250 years of Faber-Castell: "Doing ordinary things extraordinarily well"

Founded in 1761, Faber-Castell is now in the 8th generation of the family and is headed by Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell. In the mid-19th century, Baron Lothar von Faber not only made his company into the major manufacturer of wood-cased pencils but even in those days developed a wide assortment for writing, drawing, colouring, and creative handcrafts. When his granddaughter Baroness Ottilie von Faber married Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen in 1898, the king of Bavaria gave consent to the name Faber-Castell. The Castell family still owns the oldest private bank in Bavaria and one of the oldest German wine-producing estates. They belong to the old aristocracy, with a history going back nearly 1000 years. Until today, A.W. Faber is not only the oldest brand of pencil in the USA, but also the oldest brand name ever.

Tradition with an eye to the future

It is now two and a half centuries since the cabinet maker Kaspar Faber laid the foundations of the business in the village of Stein near Nuremberg: Faber-Castell will be celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2011. More than any other, it was Lothar von Faber who shaped the development of this traditional company. By marking his pencils with the company name he created the world's first branded writing implements. "From the beginning, it was my sole aim to raise myself to the highest position by making the best that can be made in the world". The standards he set for his business – not just striving for top quality, but also his sense of social responsibility and commitment to the welfare of his employees – remain equally valid to this day. And so for Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, chairman of the board of the Faber-Castell group, a decisive factor for a successful future is the customer benefits arising from some unique products.