Blackwing Volume 93
$36.00 – $72.00
Corita Kent was an educator, artist, and social justice advocate who believed that art could be a tool for dialogue, reflection, and change.
The Blackwing 93 is a tribute to Corita and her message to slow down and find gratitude in the everyday. Each pencil features one of the six colourful brushstrokes that make up Corita’s iconic rainbow swash. Commissioned in 1971, the rainbow swash adorns a 140-foot-tall natural gas storage tank along Interstate 93 in Dorchester, Massachusetts
The pencils contain soft graphite with the ‘Set of 6’ pencil purchase including one each of the 6 colour varieties.
Graphite: Soft. Released December 2021.
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.