The iconic Blackwing pencil in extra-firm graphite (natural) or soft graphite (matte black).
Replacement erasers are available and come in a pack of ten.
The Volumes are limited edition pencils; when they’re gone, they’re gone.
About the limited editions:
Vol. 3: A tribute to Ravi Shankar on his 100th birthday. It features extra-firm graphite and a matte turmeric finish accented with a pattern inspired by one of Ravi’s iconic sitars. The pattern prominently features the ॐ (Om), a sacred Sanskrit symbol with three phonetic components that correlate to the waking, dream, and unconscious states of being. Extra-firm graphite.
Vol. 651: A tribute to the legendary Bruce Lee. Both simple and direct, each pencil features a black and yellow striped design that takes its cues from the philosophies of Jeet Kune Do. The number 651 is derived from 651 S. Weller Street in Seattle, where Bruce Lee opened his first formal school. The extra-firm graphite is ideal for writing notes, including those to your future self, whenever inspiration strikes.
Vol. 93: A tribute to Corita Kent (an educator, artist, and social justice advocate who believed that art could be a tool for dialogue, reflection, and change) and her message to slow down and look carefully. Each pencil features one of the six colorful brushstrokes that make up Corita’s iconic rainbow swash. Commissioned in 1971, the rainbow swash adorns a 140-foot-tall natural gas storage tank along Interstate 93 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The pencils contain soft graphite and each set includes two of each color design.
Vol. 200: A tribute to coffeehouses and the creative culture they help cultivate. Each pencil features a metallic copper design inspired by classic copper coffee roasting machines. The roasting process begins when the internal temperature of a coffee berry seed reaches 200 degrees Celsius, transforming it into the familiar coffee bean. These pencils also feature firm graphite core that is perfect for finding inspiration in a local coffeehouse.
Vol. 7: A tribute to animation and the incredible stories it lets us tell. Each set of 12 pencils comes with six different designs. When stacked side by side and viewed through the included viewfinder, the pencils combine to become a seven frame “picket fence animation” of Chuck Jones’ iconic Wile E. Coyote. Balanced graphite.
Vol. 192: A tribute to John Lennon and Paul McCartney and the estimated 192 songs they wrote together. The color prism design depicts the convergence of two powerful creative forces. A different Lennon-McCartney lyric is foil stamped on each pencil, for a total of twelve different lyrics in the set. Includes extra-firm graphite.