Today’s inspiration: The Palamino Blackwing Pencil

How charmingly simple. And brilliant. A pencil that has captured the greatest minds from Steinbeck to Sondheim and has produced Academy Awards and Grammy wins. A pencil.

How does a pencil become a legend? Artistry, craft and sheer marketing demand. Created in 1931 by Faber and discontinued in 1998, it was consumer demand and fandom of epic proportions ($40 for one pencil on Ebay) that brought it back.


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