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Blackwing Volume 93 Pencils (Set of 12)

ITEM: AP20005
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Rainbow-bright Blackwing pencils to commemorate Corita Kent
Corita Kent was an educator, artist, and social justice advocate who believed that art could be a tool for dialogue, reflection, and change. From the 1950s until her death in 1986, her art progressed from modernist interpretations of traditional religious subjects to pop-infused political statements and introspective examinations. 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 colorful 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 Blackwing’s trademark soft graphite, and the set includes two of each color design. 5% of the proceeds from these pencils will support continued work in art education through the Corita Art Center.
About Blackwing
The original Blackwing 602 pencil was introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company in 1934, created for artists, writers and musicians. It became an instant favorite for creators and pencil aficionados like John Steinbeck, Quincy Jones, Stephen Sondheim and Thomas Wolfe. The pencils were discontinued in 1994, and the Blackwing was re-released in 2010 by Charles Berolzheimer II of the CalCedars Company as a tribute to the original. Shop all Blackwing pencils and erasers.
  • - Set of 12 pencils, two each with a brushstroke of orange, yellow, red, blue, green, and purple
  • - Hexagonal shape won’t roll off your desk
  • - Balanced graphite works well for writing and sketching
  • - Oblong rectangular white eraser is removable, extending its use
  • - Comes in a storage box that can be used as a pencil cup (Notebook depicted in photos not included)
  • - Each pencil, 7 7/8L x 1/4 diameter; .22 ounces