The Lyra Colour Giants are the perfect thick core coloured pencils with a hexagonal shape for easy hold. The colours are highly pigmented and the 6.3 mm lead is extremely resistant and unbreakable.
Once upon a time, in 18th century Nuremberg, pencils were manufactured exclusively by the carpenters’ guild. Competition was non-existent, and pencil quality suffered because of it. Then, in 1806, Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the administrative restructuring of Bavaria, stripping Nuremberg’s carpenters’ guild of the privilege of making the city’s pencils in the process. Seizing the opportunity, Johann Froescheis registered his business as a pencil manufacturer, and the LYRA Pencil Company was born.
In 1868, Johann Froescheis II registered the brand LYRA, making LYRA one of the oldest pencil brand trademarks in the world. Later, in the early 1900s, the LYRA pencil company was producing over 1,000,000 individual pencils per week, making it not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most prolific pencil manufacturers in the world.
Today, LYRA is known for its unique, high-quality pencils. Pencils like their Colorstripe and Groove pencils not only excel in the quality department, however, they also set a new standard for pencil design and functionality. Shop our selection of LYRA products and you’re sure to find something that appeals to your aesthetic sensibility.
Premium artist’s pencils with exceptionally high colour pigmentation. Easily soluble. Depending on the Artist’s intention, lines and areas of colour can be dissolved using a brush soaked in water and can be subtly blended together. The brilliance and lightfast properties of colour meets all professional requirements.