Yesterday, Blackwing announced “Volumes,” a limited edition Blackwing pencil subscription program. Blackwing also informed retailers that each edition will be made available to select retailers once the subscriptions have been sent out and while supplies last. That means, when the first edition is released on June 10th, we’ll have it right on Pencils.com for you to purchase.
For those of you who can’t wait, Blackwing detailed how their subscription program will work in a blog post on their new website Blackwing602.com:
“Inspired by our friends at Field Notes and by fans who wanted more Blackwing colorways, we set out to create a program that could help tell these stories. Volumes is the result of that journey: a limited edition pencil series whose editions will be revealed and released quarterly, beginning June 10th. Each pencil will feature a model number and design that honors and celebrates cultural icons and events.”
According to the blog post, each subscription includes:
- 12 limited-edition, custom-designed Blackwing pencils, four times a year.
- An additional collector’s pencil, sealed and labeled for archiving, with each set.
- A guarantee to receive each release, even if they sell out to non-subscribers.
- Being among the first to see each release when it arrives on your doorstep (assuming another subscriber doesn’t spoil it for you first!).
Subscriptions cost $99 / year, plus shipping. You can subscribe to the program here.
We’ll post new information as we receive it but, in the meantime, what do you think? Would you subscribe to a pencil subscription program? Let us know in the comments!