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Palomino Introduces Blackwing Pearl Pencil

Palomino Introduces “Balanced and Smooth” Blackwing Pearl Pencil Yesterday, Palomino announced the Blackwing Pearl pencil, a new addition to their family of Blackwing pencils, notebooks and accessories. The pencil will be available for purchase here at Pencils.com on May 2nd. It promises a “balanced and smooth” graphite performance that falls in between the “soft and […]

The Blackwing 602 in Action

The Blackwing 602 in Action It makes our day when fans take the time to send in positive feedback about our pencils. But what we received from Jon Streeter recently is tough for us to put in words. So instead, we’ll use his words: …You’ll notice the logo at the top left corner, “Off the […]

Stephen Sondheim

Blackwing Biography Series: Stephen Sondheim

Blackwing Biography Series: Stephen Sondheim Our last installment of the Blackwing Biography Series, celebrating the June release of the Palomino Blackwing 602 features the only person on our list who is still alive. He’s the American-born composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Creator of the music from Broadway greats like A Funny Thing Happened on the […]

Nelson Riddle

Blackwing Biography Series: Nelson Riddle

Blackwing Biography Series: Nelson Riddle Nelson Riddle, an American-born composer, orchestrator, and bandleader, was an avid user of the Eberhard Faber Blackwing. His work with Capitol Records helped define a generation of big band. He worked with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, and even more modern greats like Linda Ronstadt and […]

Chuck Jones

Blackwing Biography Series: Chuck Jones

Blackwing Biography Series: Chuck Jones Born in Spokane, Washington in 1912, animator Chuck Jones was perhaps most famous for drawing the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons for Warner Brothers for almost 30 years, starting in 1933, but he’s also very well known for animating How the Grinch Stole Christmas, many Tom & Jerry cartoons, […]

Blackwing 602

The Blackwing 602 now available!

The Blackwing 602 now available! Palomino and Pencils.com are proud to announce that the new Palomino Blackwing 602 is now available in the Pencils.com store!   The “602” has the same smoothness as the original Palomino Blackwing we introduced last October, but with a firm graphite formulation that will hold a point longer than just […]

Blackwing Experience

Ode to Blackwing

This post is in celebration of the launch of the new Palomino Blackwing 602 we release for sale at midnight tonight and as a fun way to share my own poetic creativity this month given our contest themes. Thus I’ve written my own “Ode to Blackwing” shared here below. Not a great literary effort, but […]