Blackwing Volume 6
$6.50 – $69.60
In 1912, French engineer Georges Claude installed the world’s first neon sign above a barbershop in Paris. His vibrant, tubular lights soon adorned the storefronts of small businesses around the world and symbolized the entrepreneurial drive that formed the backbone of their communities.
The Blackwing Volume 6 celebrates independent businesses and their entrepreneurial spirit. Each set comes with six neon red and six neon blue pencils inspired by the iconic neon “Open” sign. Each pencil features a black ferrule, black imprint, and soft graphite. The number 6 is a nod to the six Noble Gases which give neon lights their distinct colours. The ‘Set of 2’ pencil purchase includes one each of the red and blue pencils.
Graphite: Soft. Released November 2020.
Click here to learn about the Blackwing brand and the differences between each variety.
In 2015 Blackwing introduced the Volumes series, a limited edition pencil released each quarter celebrating the people, places and events that have defined our creative culture. Blackwing have paid tribute to everything from John Steinbeck’s writing ritual to Ada Lovelace’s contribution to computer science. A summary of Blackwing Volumes are presented here.
Note that Blackwing pencils are longer than most pencils, at around 20cm. Blackwing is an American brand under Palomino. The pencils are made with Japanese graphite and Californian cedar.