Mark Frauenfelder at 12:00 pm Mon, Nov 29, 2010
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Pencil logos of yore were very attractive. Bob Truby has nice photos from his impressive collection.
Brand Name Pencils
(via Make: Online)
Has writing become so rare that pencils have become art objects?
Lovely pencils. I can’t help but feel uncomfortable looking at those dry hard erasers. Dead erasers – or worse when the eraser is worn down to the metal – on paper are like nails on a chalkboard to me.
AAAH DON’T MENTION WORN-DOWN ERASER SCRATCH
The “WALHALLA” one makes my knees go weak.
Anyone else remember those NFL pencils from the early 80s?
Gotta quit looking at these. last time Mark posted about pencils I spent hours looking at pencil sites and bought a Pentel PG1019 GraphGear 1000. That ELECTRIC-SUPER is pretty boss.
Nice design on pencils (and other art tools) still exists. You probably won’t find it at the local strip-mall art store or university book store with art supplies, but it’s around, especially German stuff.
That said, I don’t mean to say that there’s anything as great as some of these. A couple of these give off a real 50’s/60’s vibe which is pretty much inimitable.
Wish list: one of the pencils made by Henry David Thoreau when he was a pencil maker.
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