Palomino Blackwing 2017 Recap

Palomino Blackwing 2017 Recap

We're into Year 3 of the Volumes series. Palomino continued to do a few different things with the limited pencils this year, some cool, some not...along with a few head scratchers. Some thoughts on each Volumes series release, then we'll get into the rest of what they did with the line.

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Write Notepads Goldfield Review

Write Notepads Goldfield Review

From 1902 to 1908, Baltimorean Joe Gans was the World Lightweight Champion in boxing. He was the first African-American boxing champ (Canadian George Dixon was the first Black world title holder, 10 years prior to Gans) and a well-known student of the sport. In 1906, he fought Oscar "Battling" Nelson, the "Durable Dane" in Goldfield, Nevada, and beat him in 42 (!) rounds.

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Plumbago Issue #3

Public Service Announcement: Plumbago Issue #3 is now available for pre-order!

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This issue celebrates fiction and poetry about stationery — and, of course, comics, illustrations, art and more! You’ll find nearly a dozen short stories and novel excerpts, lots of poems, haikus and even limericks. Here are just a few of the features in this issue:

  • Father Kyle Sanders writes a story from the perspective of an Eberhard Faber American Naturals pencil
  • A collaboration between poet Judy Wilson and fine graphite artist Diane Wright
  • Harky Jewett presents a type-written science-fiction story about the fate of mankind
  • A big, bright graffiti-style portrait of some of our favorite pencils
  • The 5 winners of the six-word story contest, illustrated by Becky Aiken
  • Original artwork by Ana Reinert of The Well-Appointed Desk
  • And lots, lots more

 

Back Pocket Notebooks Review

Back Pocket Notebooks Review

Back Pocket Co. has been kicking around for a few years now, and while I've always admired the books, I never really had a chance to get my hands on them. So when they reached out and offered to send some for review, even though I nearly missed the email, I was more than happy to say yes. They sent a pack each of Kraft, SpaceX, and Guitar notebooks.

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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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In Pictures: Tombow Hello Nature Pencils

Available from Amazon. $9.50 for a dozen.

Story Supply Co X CWPE Pencil Pusher Review

Story Supply Co X CWPE Pencil Pusher Review

In collaboration with CW Pencil Enterprise, Story Supply Co. released the Pencil Pusher pocket notebooks earlier this year. I've had my set for a while, but just got around to using them. Long story short, they're really great, but have one weird thing that perplexes me that I'll get to later.

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