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.