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 […]

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642 Things to Write About: Great-Great-Grandmother’s Diary, June 16, 1865

For the next week, we’re going to be doing something different on the Pencils Blog. In addition to pencil news and updates, our staff will be writing short stories using prompts from 642 Things to Write About, the most popular book in the Bookstore. This story, by Gina Verrastro, is based on the following prompt:  You find […]


Palomino Announces

Yesterday, Palomino announced the launch of their new Blackwing-focused site (as well of a very interesting new notebook, but more on that later). The site is aimed at fostering the culture of creativity, innovation and excitement surrounding the Blackwing pencil. It will feature articles, videos and profiles of creative people and their processes, and […]