Ten Unique Pencil Designs

Pencils get the creative juices flowing for many artists. Some create beautiful works of art with pencils but, for others, the pencils themselves are the objects of art. I hope you enjoy this list of ten very creative and very unique pencil designs! 1. Gavel Pencil – My dad is a lawyer and he brought some […]


Palomino Introduces the Blackwing 602 Chuck Jones Edition – Available Now on

Yesterday, Palomino announced their collaboration with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and unveiled the Blackwing 602 Chuck Jones Edition set. Today, we’re excited to announce that it is available online exclusively at, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and their efforts to support and inspire excellence in […]


Palomino Unveils the Blackwing Slate

Today, Palomino finally took the wraps off of the latest addition to the Blackwing family, the Blackwing Slate, with a full photo preview. Here are the main points: Wear-resistant polymer hardcover Dual-sewn binding (sewn bound twice for extra durability) Smooth, matte-black finish Durable black canvas spine High-grade elastic pencil holster 100 GSM ruled or plain paper […]


Pencil Artist of the Week: Anais Vallée

This week’s featured pencil artist is Anais Vallée, a pencil artist from Canada who creates her drawings with the humblest of tools: a #2 graphite pencil and Crayola color pencil. Yes, you read that correctly. No graded graphite pencils. No blendable, artist-quality color pencils. Just regular, run-of-the-mill, everyday school pencils. And, frankly, the drawings she […]