Photos of good-looking pencils


8 Responses to “Photos of good-looking pencils”

  1. alllie says:

    Has writing become so rare that pencils have become art objects?

  2. Jackasimov says:

    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.

  3. tsoyptc says:

    The “WALHALLA” one makes my knees go weak.

  4. Anonymous says:

    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.

  6. penguinchris says:

    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.

  7. jonw says:

    Wish list: one of the pencils made by Henry David Thoreau when he was a pencil maker.

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