from the Palomino Brands division of the California Cedar Products Company of the USA
Palomino Blackwing Volume 54
• made in Japan
• genuine California Incense-Cedar body
• gloss rose finish
• highest quality extra firm Japanese graphite core
• blue rectangular replaceable eraser
• silver ferrule
• teal logo imprint
• 20cm long, 0.75cm diameter
The Palomino Blackwing is the world’s most famous pencil, favoured by artists, writers and professionals
since it was first launched in the 1930s.
Blackwing pencils combine the best graphite in the world, the best wood in the world, and generations of craftsmanship
to create an exceptional pencil.
Perfect to write a song, sketch a landscape or brainstorm a business idea.
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Surrealist artists used an exercise known as Exquisite Corpse to create collaborative poems and works of art composed of pieced-together words and images. We used that same exercise to design a pencil.
First, we separated the pencil into five components (graphite, lacquer, imprint, ferrule, eraser). Then, we blindly selected the design for each component and assembled the results. The finished pencil features a rose barrel, teal imprint, silver ferrule, blue eraser and our extra-firm graphite.
The Blackwing Volume 54 pays tribute to surrealism and creative exercises that force us to look beyond our narrow personal perspective. The number 54 is a nod to 54 rue due Chateau in Paris, the birthplace of Exquisite Corpse.