From a converted coach house in Northumberland, England, artist John Hersey and a small batch of artisans lovingly make Unison pastels by hand. They make small batches of 100 to 200 pastels at a time. Each stick is hand rolled and allowed to air dry. There is a richness, smoothness, and intesity in these pastels that you can not find in any other line. Unison pastels are a hand made work of art themselves! This set features 18 new, unique dark colors. Dark Set II is made up of dark Unison colors that have been pulled from their original color palette.