By Mark Frauenfelder at 12:00 pm Mon, Nov 29, 2010
Pencil logos of yore were very attractive. Bob Truby has nice photos from his impressive collection.
Brand Name Pencils
(via Make: Online)
Wish list: one of the pencils made by Henry David Thoreau when he was a pencil maker.
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
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.
The “WALHALLA” one makes my knees go weak.
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