Blackwing Volumes - Vol. 344
**This limited release is no longer available.**
The 344 is the seventh pencil in Blackwing's limited Volumes series. It pays homage to American photographer and photo journalist Dorothea Lange. The pencil's name is a nod to Library of Congress LOT 344, which contains Lange's most iconic depression-era photo, "Migrant Mother".
For the design of the pencil, Palomino imagined what a Blackwing 602 would look like in a darkroom. The body is painted in dark brown, as the normal gray would appear under a red safelight, and for the first time on a Blackwing, the imprint and ferule appear in red. The pencil is finished with a newly designed, dust free eraser.
- 12 premium pencils
- Firm graphite
- New dust free eraser
- Genuine incense cedar
- 8 x 2 x 0.6 in (20.3 x 5.1 x 1.5 cm)
- Made in Japan and California
After the initial success of Palomino's graded graphite pencils, Cal Cedar was able to revive the legendary Blackwing pencil. The Blackwing was originally a Eberhart-Faber pencil that had been discontinued and later obtained cult status as pencil aficionados were paying exorbitant amounts at auction for dead stock. The Blackwing had gained a reputation as the pencil of choice for Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners, and now they have become available to a whole new generation of creatives.