Special Edition 30 Years Supracolor® Soft Aquarelle – Metal Collector’s Box 30 New Colours

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Introducing the Special Edition 30 years SUPRACOLOR® Soft Aquarelle – Metal collector’s box of 30 new colours.


It has already been thirty years since Supracolor® Soft began unleashing the creativity of artists, drawing enthusiasts and all those who love colour. What is the secret of this Swiss-made water-soluble pencil with soft lead? Excellent covering power combined with exceptional colour brightness. To celebrate three decades of style, quality, creativity and sharing, Caran d’Ache is enriching the Supracolor® Soft colour palette with thirty brand new colours in addition to the 120 existing shades.


Caran d’Ache’s Supracolor pencils are super highly pigmented, soft, water-soluble pencils of the highest quality but this special edition was made to celebrate the Supracolor’s 30th Anniversary and features 30 brand new colors that are exclusive to this set. Pretty much all of your bases are covered here if you’re looking for a fresh set to start with but the colors are unique enough that they work as a supplementary set as well.

  • Water-soluble coloured pencils, hexagonal shape for optimal grip
  • Water-soluble lead, soft and resistant, 3.8 mm diameter, superior coverage, excellent light resistance
  • Hexagonal, encapsulated, colour no. and name indicated, light-resistance graded
  • Premium FSC® certified cedarwood
  • Techniques: hatching, shading, watercolour, wash drawings, unlimited blending, superimposed colour, mixed techniques combined with PABLO® permanent pencils, NEOCOLOR® pastels and gouache. Ideal for large-scale drawings with large areas of colour.

Developed and manufactured in Switzerland.

Caran d’Ache collaborated with illustrators to create 30 new limited-edition hues for its Supracolor Soft collection, which celebrates 30 years in 2018.


The Swiss brand developed the 30 original shades over several months, working with illustrators celebrated for their use of colour: Bodil Jane, a Dutch illustrator combining digital and manual techniques; Fei Wang, alias Mr Slow Boy, a fashion illustrator inspired by vintage and contemporary design, and English illustrator Nina Cosford, whose work is often semi-autobiographical and celebrates women.


The 30 new colours were carefully selected to meet these illustrators’ artistic needs: a nude palette to bring portraits alive and an earthy-tone palette ideal for landscape imagery. The new colours also include darker hues such as dark sap green, crimson aubergine and dark ultramarine.


Calling on Swiss manufacturing tradition, the master craftsmen at the Geneva-based company took up the technical challenge of incorporating infinitely pure, rare or mineral pigments.


“The quality of a colour lies in its purity. It must contain a limited number of pigments,” states Eric Vitus, head of the colours research and development laboratory in Geneva.

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