Blackwing pencil - Volume 155 (soft)

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Blackwing - Volume 155

• made in Japan

• genuine California Incense-Cedar body

• matte cream finish with blue circle, red square, black and yellow lines design

• highest quality soft Japanese graphite core

• yellow rectangular replaceable eraser

• rmatte black ferrule & clip

• black logo imprint

• 20cm long, 0.75cm diameter

 

The Blackwing is the world’s most famous pencil, favoured by artists, writers and professionals 

since it was first launched in the 1930s.

Blackwing pencils combine the best graphite in the world, the best wood in the world, and generations of craftsmanship

to create an exceptional pencil. 

Perfect to write a song, sketch a landscape or brainstorm a business idea.

 

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When Walter Gropius published his Manifesto of the Staatliches Bauhaus in the spring of 1919, he declared that "there is no essential difference between the artist and the artisan." In the years that would follow, his Bauhaus Art School would seek to tear down the wall that had been built between the fine and applied arts.

From 1919 to its premature end in 1933, members of the Bauhaus movement created iconic art including chairs, building, paintings, and sculptures. They believed modern manufacturing lacked soul, and made it their mission to create works of art that were not only breathtakingly beautiful, but often painstakingly practical.

The Blackwing 155 is a tribute to the Bauhaus School and its legacy of craftmanship. Featuring a soft graphite core and a design inspired by the simple shapes and colours that have become a hallmark of the Bauhaus style. Though only 155 students graduated from the school, its philosophies have had an immeasurable impact on artists around the world.

In 1923, Bauhaus artist and influencer Wassily Kandinsky shared a curious questionnaire with his peers. The test asked respondents to assign one of the three primary colours (red, yellow, blue) to one of three simple shapes ( a circle, a square, and a triangle). Kandinsky theorised that there was a universal analogy between shape and colour, and his experiment sought to prove this theory. The results were surprisingly consistent: a blue circle, a red square, and a yellow triangle. These shapes and colours have since become synonymous with the Bauhaus style, and served as inspiration for the Blackwing 155.

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