ARTILE SUMMARY: Every so often you come across something that you don’t really give that much thought to.

Then you came across this article, an interview with John Kropf by Steven Heller talking about his passion for crayons and how he came to write a full history of the United States’ largest crayon company and its impact on all of us.

Who knows what part crayons may have played on kids deciding to become artists and designers. We can only imagine.

History and crayons proves once again that necessity is the mother of invention and through evolution small things change lives.

A Saga of the American Crayon” is a great article on what may have been the beginnings of Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut.Fioramonti.

Let us know what you think in the comments.