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Blackwing Volume 223 Pencils (Set of 12)

ITEM: AP19635
$28.00
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Pencils that pay homage to one of the most significant folk singers in history
“All you can write is what you see.” On February 23, 1940, Woody Guthrie scribbled these words at the bottom of a lyric. Above them was a song he had just written about the inequality he witnessed in his travels across the United States. “This Land Is Your Land” would go on to become one of the most poignant and iconic folk songs in history. 
Woody is often depicted in sepia tones reminiscent of the Dust Bowl, but his artistic palette extended much further. He filled composition notebooks and day planners with sketches, poems and paintings on his countless journeys. His art was playful and vibrant, despite its often gritty content. He described his fusion of old compositions and new ideas as a mashup of “what is” and “what could be.” Woody believed we could be better and used his creations to inspire people to believe the same. 
The Blackwing 223 is a tribute to Woody Guthrie and his immutable optimism. Each pencil features a design inspired by This Land’s “ribbon of highway,” “endless skyway” and “golden valley.” The matte black ferrule and earth-toned eraser are a nod to the many miles Woody traveled.

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
  • - Graphite core with cedar wood casing
  • - Hexagonal shape won’t roll off your desk
  • - Balanced graphite works for writing and sketching
  • - Natural finish with black imprint
  • - Oblong rectangular earth-toned eraser is removable, fully extending its use
  • - 7 7/8L x 1/4" diameter; 0.22 ounces
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