Blackwing Volumes - Vol. 811
**Please note: this item has sold out and is no longer available.**
This limited-edition Blackwing Volume draws inspiration from a source that has probably impacted your life if you love all things paper: the library. The gold ferrule and emerald green imprint are a nod to the green and gold lamps found in so many libraries across the United States. The finish has a subtle gradient, and it is also the first Volume to sport a phosphorescent top coat making it glow in the dark.
The 811 name comes from the Dewey Decimal System and is where you will find the works of Dr. Maya Angelou, who was an outspoken champion of the library. We hope this pencil and the works of Angelous inspire you in all your creative pursuits. Of her many thoughts on libraries, this quote felt especially relevant to us: “Information is so important, and it must be open. Information helps you to see that you’re not alone. That there’s somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who’ve all longed and lost, who’ve all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you’re not really any different from everyone else. There may be details that are different, but a human being is a human being.”
- 12 premium pencils
- Firm graphite
- Replaceble erasers
- Emerald green gradient finish
- Glow-in-the-dark phosphorescent top coat
- 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 Cal Cedar's graded graphite pencils, they were 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.