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The Crayola No. 64 Box – A Chronological History

Part 10 – The New Standard

This is a multi-part series of articles written to document the chronology of the Crayola No. 64 boxes from the original 1958 up to the current box.  These focus on both box design changes over the years as well as the colors contained within; what was added and removed from each design to the next. 

 

You can visit earlier parts here: Part 1 - The Original, Part 2 - The Red Banner Original, Part 3 - White Chevron Stripes, Part 4 - The Patent Transition, Part 5 - The Straight Banner Version, Part 6 - Wavy Corporate Logo, Part 7 - Development through Creativity, Part 8 - Retirement, Part 9 - New Colors

 

Normalcy

 

Crayola planned their future back in 1990 by not only retiring old colors and introducing new colors and special promotion boxes to do so but they also planned what came next after all the promotions were over which is why we have a 1990 dated box that didn’t hit the market until mid to late 1991.

 

Crayola No 64 (fat mock 3 lines right) - 64
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All of the fanfare from the promotion box was gone from their new standard box.  They moved the “Different Brilliant Colors” back over to the right side and left the box with a minimal clean look.

 

The color line up for this box was: 

 

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue green, blue violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, cerulean, copper, cornflower, dandelion, forest green, fuchsia, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green yellow, indian red, jungle green, lavender, magenta, mahogany, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, red, red orange, red violet, royal purple, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, teal blue, thistle, turquoise blue, violet, violet red, vivid tangerine, white, wild strawberry, yellow, yellow green, yellow orange

 

There were no changes from the prior promotional box.

 

This version sold from mid to late 1991 to 1994 although the date on the box says 1990 (they pre-printed them and waited for the promotions to end).

 

Nbr

Photo

Year

Unique Design

Colors Found in box

Colors Removed

Colors Added

1

64-13.jpg

1958

White Arrow

APRICOT, AQUAMARINE, BITTERSWEET, BLACK, BLUE, BLUE GRAY, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, BRICK RED, BRILLIANT ROSE, BROWN, BURNT ORANGE, BURNT SIENNA, CADET BLUE, CARNATION PINK, COPPER, CORNFLOWER, FLESH, FOREST GREEN, GOLD, GOLDENROD, GRAY, GREEN, GREEN BLUE, GREEN YELLOW, INDIAN RED, LAVENDER, LEMON YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE, MAHOGANY, MAIZE, MAROON, MELON, MIDNIGHT BLUE, MULBERRY, NAVY BLUE, OLIVE GREEN, ORANGE, ORANGE RED, ORANGE YELLOW, ORCHID, PERIWINKLE, PINE GREEN, PLUM, RAW SIENNA, RAW UMBER, RED, RED ORANGE, RED VIOLET, SALMON, SEA GREEN, SEPIA, SILVER, SKY BLUE, SPRING GREEN, TAN, THISTLE, VIOLET, VIOLET BLUE, VIOLET RED, WHITE, YELLOW, YELLOW GREEN, YELLOW ORANGE

N/A

N/A

2

64-03.jpg

1958

Red Banner, Small Lid Arrows

APRICOT, AQUAMARINE, BITTERSWEET, BLACK, BLUE, BLUE GRAY, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, BRICK RED, BRILLIANT ROSE, BROWN, BURNT ORANGE, BURNT SIENNA, CADET BLUE, CARNATION PINK, COPPER, CORNFLOWER, FLESH, FOREST GREEN, GOLD, GOLDEN ROD, GRAY, GREEN, GREEN BLUE, GREEN YELLOW, INDIAN RED, LAVENDER, LEMON YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE, MAHOGANY, MAIZE, MAROON, MELON, MIDNIGHT BLUE, MULBERRY, NAVY BLUE, OLIVE GREEN, ORANGE, ORANGE RED, ORANGE YELLOW, ORCHID, PERIWINKLE, PINE GREEN, PLUM, RAW SIENNA, RAW UMBER, RED, RED ORANGE, RED VIOLET, SALMON, SEA GREEN, SEPIA, SILVER, SKY BLUE, SPRING GREEN, TAN, THISTLE, VIOLET, VIOLET BLUE, VIOLET RED, WHITE, YELLOW, YELLOW GREEN, YELLOW ORANGE

GOLDENROD

GOLDEN ROD

3

64-12.jpg

1958

  to

1959

Red Banner, Large Arrows,

White Stripes

APRICOT, AQUAMARINE, BITTERSWEET, BLACK, BLUE, BLUE GRAY, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, BRICK RED, BRILLIANT ROSE, BROWN, BURNT ORANGE, BURNT SIENNA, CADET BLUE, CARNATION PINK, COPPER, CORNFLOWER, FLESH, FOREST GREEN, GOLD, GOLDENROD, GRAY, GREEN, GREEN BLUE, GREEN YELLOW, INDIAN RED, LAVENDER, LEMON YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE, MAHOGANY, MAIZE, MAROON, MELON, MIDNIGHT BLUE, MULBERRY, NAVY BLUE, OLIVE GREEN, ORANGE, ORANGE RED, ORANGE YELLOW, ORCHID, PERIWINKLE, PINE GREEN, PLUM, RAW SIENNA, RAW UMBER, RED, RED ORANGE, RED VIOLET, SALMON, SEA GREEN, SEPIA, SILVER, SKY BLUE, SPRING GREEN, TAN, THISTLE, VIOLET, VIOLET BLUE, VIOLET RED, WHITE, YELLOW, YELLOW GREEN, YELLOW ORANGE

GOLDEN ROD

GOLDENROD

4

64-26.jpg

1959

Red Banner,

Large Arrows,

Yellow Stripes

Patents Pending (back)

APRICOT, AQUAMARINE, BITTERSWEET, BLACK, BLUE, BLUE GRAY, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, BRICK RED, BRILLIANT ROSE, BROWN, BURNT ORANGE, BURNT SIENNA, CADET BLUE, CARNATION PINK, COPPER, CORNFLOWER, FLESH, FOREST GREEN, GOLD, GOLDENROD, GRAY, GREEN, GREEN BLUE, GREEN YELLOW, INDIAN RED, LAVENDER, LEMON YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE, MAHOGANY, MAIZE, MAROON, MELON, MIDNIGHT BLUE, MULBERRY, NAVY BLUE, OLIVE GREEN, ORANGE, ORANGE RED, ORANGE YELLOW, ORCHID, PERIWINKLE, PINE GREEN, PLUM, RAW SIENNA, RAW UMBER, RED, RED ORANGE, RED VIOLET, SALMON, SEA GREEN, SEPIA, SILVER, SKY BLUE, SPRING GREEN, TAN, THISTLE, VIOLET, VIOLET BLUE, VIOLET RED, WHITE, YELLOW, YELLOW GREEN, YELLOW ORANGE

None

None

5

Same front as

above photo

1959

  to

1962

Red Banner, Large Arrows, Yellow stripes, Patent on back

APRICOT, AQUAMARINE, BITTERSWEET, BLACK, BLUE, BLUE GRAY, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, BRICK RED, BROWN, BURNT ORANGE, BURNT SIENNA, CADET BLUE, CARNATION PINK, COPPER, CORNFLOWER, FLESH, FOREST GREEN, GOLD, GOLDENROD, GRAY, GREEN, GREEN BLUE, GREEN YELLOW, INDIAN RED, LAVENDER, LEMON YELLOW, MAGENTA, MAHOGANY, MAIZE, MAROON, MELON, MIDNIGHT BLUE, MULBERRY, NAVY BLUE, OLIVE GREEN, ORANGE, ORANGE RED, ORANGE YELLOW, ORCHID, PERIWINKLE, PINE GREEN, PLUM, RAW SIENNA, RAW UMBER, RED, RED ORANGE, RED VIOLET, SALMON, SEA GREEN, SEPIA, SILVER, SKY BLUE, SPRING GREEN, TAN, THISTLE, TURQUOISE BLUE, VIOLET, VIOLET BLUE, VIOLET RED, WHITE, YELLOW, YELLOW GREEN, YELLOW ORANGE

LIGHT BLUE, BRILLIANT ROSE

MAGENTA, TURQUOISE BLUE

6

Same front as

above photo

1962

  to

1966

Red Banner, Large Arrows, Yellow stripes, Patent on back

(no way on the

box to distinguish)

APRICOT, AQUAMARINE, BITTERSWEET, BLACK, BLUE, BLUE GRAY, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, BRICK RED, BROWN, BURNT ORANGE, BURNT SIENNA, CADET BLUE, CARNATION PINK, COPPER, CORNFLOWER, FOREST GREEN, GOLD, GOLDENROD, GRAY, GREEN, GREEN BLUE, GREEN YELLOW, INDIAN RED, LAVENDER, LEMON YELLOW, MAGENTA, MAHOGANY, MAIZE, MAROON, MELON, MIDNIGHT BLUE, MULBERRY, NAVY BLUE, OLIVE GREEN, ORANGE, ORANGE RED, ORANGE YELLOW, ORCHID, PEACH, PERIWINKLE, PINE GREEN, PLUM, RAW SIENNA, RAW UMBER, RED, RED ORANGE, RED VIOLET, SALMON, SEA GREEN, SEPIA, SILVER, SKY BLUE, SPRING GREEN, TAN, THISTLE, TURQUOISE BLUE, VIOLET, VIOLET BLUE, VIOLET RED, WHITE, YELLOW, YELLOW GREEN, YELLOW ORANGE

FLESH

PEACH

7

64-35.jpg

1966

  to

1975

Thin Straight Name, 1 line below banner

APRICOT, AQUAMARINE, BITTERSWEET, BLACK, BLUE, BLUE GRAY, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, BRICK RED, BROWN, BURNT ORANGE, BURNT SIENNA, CADET BLUE, CARNATION PINK, COPPER, CORNFLOWER, FOREST GREEN, GOLD, GOLDENROD, GRAY, GREEN, GREEN BLUE, GREEN YELLOW, INDIAN RED, LAVENDER, LEMON YELLOW, MAGENTA, MAHOGANY, MAIZE, MAROON, MELON, MIDNIGHT BLUE, MULBERRY, NAVY BLUE, OLIVE GREEN, ORANGE, ORANGE RED, ORANGE YELLOW, ORCHID, PEACH, PERIWINKLE, PINE GREEN, PLUM, RAW SIENNA, RAW UMBER, RED, RED ORANGE, RED VIOLET, SALMON, SEA GREEN, SEPIA, SILVER, SKY BLUE, SPRING GREEN, TAN, THISTLE, TURQUOISE BLUE, VIOLET, VIOLET BLUE, VIOLET RED, WHITE, YELLOW, YELLOW GREEN, YELLOW ORANGE

None

None

8

64-41.jpg

1975

Thin Straight Name, 1 line below banner, T-Shirt Sticker

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue-gray, blue-green, blue-violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, copper, cornflower, forest green, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green-blue, green-yellow, indian red, lavender, lemon yellow, magenta, mahogany, maize, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orange red, orange-yellow, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, raw umber, red, red-orange, red-violet, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, thistle, turquoise blue, violet (purple), violet-blue, violet-red, white, yellow, yellow-green, yellow-orange

<all upper case colors>, BLUE GRAY, BLUE GREEN, BLUE VIOLET, GREEN BLUE, GREEN YELLOW, ORANGE YELLOW, RED ORANGE, RED VIOLET, VIOLET BLUE, VIOLET RED, YELLOW GREEN, YELLOW ORANGE

<all lower case colors>, blue-gray, blue-green, blue-violet, green-blue, green-yellow, orange-yellow, red-orange, red-violet, violet-blue, violet-red, yellow-green, yellow-orange

9

64-04.jpg

1976

  to

1978

Thin Straight Name, 2 lines below banner

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue-gray, blue-green, blue-violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, copper, cornflower, forest green, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green-blue, green-yellow, indian red, lavender, lemon yellow, magenta, mahogany, maize, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orange red, orange-yellow, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, raw umber, red, red-orange, red-violet, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, thistle, turquoise blue, violet (purple), violet-blue, violet-red, white, yellow, yellow-green, yellow-orange

None

None

10

64-38.jpg

1978

  to

1984

Thin Name, Banner, Wavy Logo

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue-gray, blue-green, blue-violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, copper, cornflower, forest green, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green-blue, green-yellow, indian red, lavender, lemon yellow, magenta, mahogany, maize, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orange red, orange-yellow, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, raw umber, red, red-orange, red-violet, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, thistle, turquoise blue, violet (purple), violet-blue, violet-red, white, yellow, yellow-green, yellow-orange

None

None

11

64-19.jpg

1984

  to

1988

Thick Name, Banner, No Wavy Logo

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue-gray, blue-green, blue-violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, copper, cornflower, forest green, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green-blue, green-yellow, indian red, lavender, lemon yellow, magenta, mahogany, maize, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orange red, orange-yellow, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, raw umber, red, red-orange, red-violet, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, thistle, turquoise blue, violet (purple), violet-blue, violet-red, white, yellow, yellow-green, yellow-orange

None

None

12

64-36.jpg

1985

Thick Name, Toy Promo, Wavy Logo

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue-gray, blue-green, blue-violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, copper, cornflower, forest green, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green-blue, green-yellow, indian red, lavender, lemon yellow, magenta, mahogany, maize, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orange red, orange-yellow, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, raw umber, red, red-orange, red-violet, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, thistle, turquoise blue, violet (purple), violet-blue, violet-red, white, yellow, yellow-green, yellow-orange

None

None

13

64-17.jpg

1988
  to
1990

DTC Logo,
Mock Window,
DBC

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue gray, blue green, blue violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, copper, cornflower, forest green, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green blue, green yellow, indian red, lavender, lemon yellow, magenta, mahogany, maize, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orange red, orange yellow, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, raw umber, red, red orange, red violet, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, thistle, turquoise blue, violet, violet blue, violet red, white, yellow, yellow green, yellow orange

blue-gray, blue-green, blue-violet, green-blue, green-yellow, orange-yellow, red-orange, red-violet, violet (purple), violet-blue, violet-red, yellow-green, yellow-orange

blue gray, blue green, blue violet, green blue, green yellow, orange yellow, red orange, red violet, violet, violet blue, violet red, yellow green, yellow orange

14

64-22.jpg

1990

Thick, DBC,

Mock Window,

Hall of Fame

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue gray, blue green, blue violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, copper, cornflower, forest green, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green blue, green yellow, indian red, lavender, lemon yellow, magenta, mahogany, maize, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orange red, orange yellow, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, raw umber, red, red orange, red violet, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, thistle, turquoise blue, violet, violet blue, violet red, white, yellow, yellow green, yellow orange

None

None

15

64-08.jpg

1990
  to
1991

Thick,

Mock Window,

8 New Colors

Banner

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue green, blue violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, cerulean, copper, cornflower, dandelion, forest green, fuchsia, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green yellow, indian red, jungle green, lavender, magenta, mahogany, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, red, red orange, red violet, royal purple, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, teal blue, thistle, turquoise blue, violet, violet red, vivid tangerine, white, wild strawberry, yellow, yellow green, yellow orange

blue gray, green blue, lemon yellow, maize, orange red, orange-yellow, raw umber, violet blue

cerulean, dandelion, fuchsia, jungle green, royal purple, teal blue, vivid tangerine, wild strawberry

16

64-20.jpg

1991
  to
1994

Thick, DBC,

Mock Window

apricot, aquamarine, bittersweet, black, blue, blue green, blue violet, brick red, brown, burnt orange, burnt sienna, cadet blue, carnation pink, cerulean, copper, cornflower, dandelion, forest green, fuchsia, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, green yellow, indian red, jungle green, lavender, magenta, mahogany, maroon, melon, midnight blue, mulberry, navy blue, olive green, orange, orchid, peach, periwinkle, pine green, plum, raw sienna, red, red orange, red violet, royal purple, salmon, sea green, sepia, silver, sky blue, spring green, tan, teal blue, thistle, turquoise blue, violet, violet red, vivid tangerine, white, wild strawberry, yellow, yellow green, yellow orange

None

None

 

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