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: 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: Vintage Eagle Mikado Ad

I love old ads and old graphic design. This one is fun, though maybe a little earlier than the advertising era I'm most fond of.

Throwback Thursday posts are a new feature here on Lead Fast. Whether it's an old ad, like this one, a vintage pencil review, a video, etc...I'll be looking into the history of the stationery industry in a fun way.