Blackwing Volumes - Vol. 10
Blackwing Vol. 10 pays tribute to the history of investigative journalism and one of its pioneers. The name is a reference to legendary journalist Nellie Bly's series “Ten Days in a Madhouse,” in which she brought to light the brutal conditions in which patients were forced to live in the insane asylum on New York’s Blackwell’s Island and the misconceptions surrounding mental illness in the late 19th century. The series is one of the earliest and most iconic examples of unbiased investigative journalism.
The 10's body comes finished in "newsprint" matte gray and includes a dark grey imprint, silver ferrule, dark grey eraser, and extra-firm graphite. Whether you're breaking stories, sketchy portraits, or taking notes, we hope this latest volume inspires your creativity.
- 12 premium pencils
- Extra-firm graphite
- Replaceble erasers
- Matte gray "newsprint" finish
- 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.