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This Is What a $3,000 Box of Colored Pencils Looks Like

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Fashion mogul and designer Karl Lagerfeld has realized that the adult coloring book fad isn’t going away any time soon. But instead of cashing in with his own line of coloring books, he’s collaborated with Faber-Castell on a set of colored pencils that will set you back $2,850. Come again?

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The KarlBox, which is designed to look like a Chinese wedding chest, features a silhouette of Lagerfeld under the lid which probably accounts for $2,500 of its price tag.

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The rest gets you 350 different tools for sketching, drawing, coloring, and painting, including the 120-piece Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer line which is apparently what the famous designer prefers. Only 2,500 of the sets are being created, available at a limited number of shops right now, but with additional retailers stocking it come mid-September.

[Faber-Castell via Hypebeast]

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I have seen absolute masterpieces being achieved with a regular box of 24 colored pencils. I seriously doubt even a professional needs these many, and while the box itself does look nice, the markup is definitely meant to rip off fools with money. The sad part is that I bet at least one fool will buy it, and pay for the whole production run.