TBT: Dixon Ticonderoga Jingle

I stumbled upon this cool video, showing old Ticonderoga ads throughout the years all while using an old jingle as the soundtrack.

TBT: Blackwing 211

TBT: Blackwing 211

For this week's Throwback Thursday post, I thought I'd revisit one of the most coveted modern pencil releases: the Blackwing 211. Original released as the second in the Blackwing Volumes series, the 211 has become something of a grail pencil for some people. Let's find out why.

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TBT: Write Notepads Kindred Spirit

TBT: Write Notepads Kindred Spirit

The Write Notepads Kindred Spirit came out just before I started the blog. It's the edition I started my subscription on. I really loved this edition and promptly went out and bought the Lenore edition from someone on eBay. I knew these were special books and I needed to have them all.

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TBT: The 26 Old Characters

Here's an old educational film from Sheaffer about writing, the history of writing, and of course, how fountain pens work. I really love these vintage educational films, so much that I own a few (not that I have a projector!) from the archives at SIU-C. 

TBT: Vintage Tombow Ad

Here's a great little ad I found when searching the interwebs for Tombow 8900 imagery. Unfortunately, I found this on Pinterest and there was nothing on the click-through link, so I'm unable to attribute it to the original poster.

ICYMI: my Tombow 8900 review.

TBT: Field Notes Ambition

TBT: Field Notes Ambition

Looking back on the Ambition edition, I'm thinking there are a lot of loose singles out there. I know people love the planner and have bought packs just to get at that layout. And they'll use the others as daily carry books eventually, but the planner seems to be what buyers are looking for when Ambition editions are being requested in some of the online groups like Field Nuts.

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TBT: Fun Staedtler Mars Stuff

Admittedly, German pencil brands like Staedtler and Faber-Castell are not my forte. However, I did stumble across a few cool and fun Vintage Staedtler Mars images from around the web that I thought were worth sharing. They inspired me to try the pencils again. I got this set of 12 on Amazon.

My brain often needs a friend.

Love this calendar!

Can't tell if this is a postcard or what it is....

This is basically the best thing ever.

Logo from 1973. This is my favorite of all the different designs they've had over the years.

It's amazing how brands evolve.

TBT: Field Notes Drink Local

TBT: Field Notes Drink Local

For this installment of Throwback Thursday, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the Field Notes Drink Local set. I didn't have the blog back when these first came out, so I plan to pull out an old edition from time to time and give them a proper review. I used to work in the craft beer industry, so these are right up my alley.

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