From their introduction in the late 1800s, analog records have withstood the advent of radio, the rise and fall of CDs and MP3s, and the dawn of streaming. Rather than be displaced by these more convenient ways of consuming music, the vinyl record has instead shifted from an object of convenience to one of connection. And it has thrived in the process.
The Blackwing 33 1/3 is a tribute to vinyl records. It features a matte black finish and matte black ferrule to go with its black imprint and black eraser. The gloss black foil banding near the grip was inspired by the grooves on a record.
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.
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).