Palomino Blackwing pencils are made for people who draw and write all day long. Since the 1930s, these have been the pencils of choice for creatives in all fields. Holding a Blackwing in your hand is like holding a piece of history, as well as a part of the handwriting revival. To paraphrase a review, “You can’t walk into a coffee shop in San Francisco, New York, or Boston without seeing someone drawing with a Blackwing.” The creative spirit of the Blackwing Pencil is now in the Philippines.
Famous Blackwing enthusiasts include animators like Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes), Don Bluth (The Land Before Time), and Bob Camp (Ren and Stimpy); composers Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, and Quincy Jones; and countless writers including EB White (Charlotte’s Web), John Steinbeck (East of Eden), and Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita).