Blackwing limited edition


JUL. 2016 - VOL.56

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The Blackwing 56 pays tribute to the Yankee Clipper Joe DiMaggio during the 75th anniversary of his famous streak. The blue pinstripe barrel is a nod to the uniform he wore with the utmost class and dignity, while the gold imprint and ferrule draw inspiration from the Commissioner’s Trophy his Yankee squad hoisted at the end of that magical 1941 season. This pencil features a firm graphite core and Blackwing’s signature extendable eraser, ideal for scoring a ballgame.



MAR. 2016 - VOL.24 - SOLD OUT

The Blackwing 24 pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Designed under the guidance of his son, accomplished author Thomas Steinbeck, we’ve attempted to create what would have been John Steinbeck’s ideal pencil.

Thom was adamant that his father would want it to be black, from barrel to eraser. It would also need to sharpen to a firm point without sacrificing much, if any, darkness. The Blackwing 24 is just that – an all-black pencil with a brand new graphite formulation perfect for extended writing.

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DEC. 2015 - VOL.1138 - SOLD OUT

In the early 20th century, motion pictures were in their infancy. They were seen as a gimmick, something to pass the time between Vaudeville acts. That changed when a French filmmaker named Georges Méliès proceeded to take his audience to the moon.

At 13 minutes, Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon was groundbreaking due to its length, intricate sets, elaborate costumes, and coherent story. It is not only the earliest example of a science fiction film, it also laid the foundation for narrative films of all genres.

The Blackwing 1138 salutes A Trip to the Moon and all things sci-fi. Using a process known as movie barcoding, we condensed the entirety of the film into individual bands of color and applied it to the barrel of the pencil.

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SEPT. 2015 - VOL.211 - SOLD OUT

John Muir was a writer, poet, and artist, but most notably, he was the most widely recognized environmentalist in American history. Perhaps his biggest accomplishment was being the key figure in the founding of Yosemite National Park.

We pay tribute to John Muir and his impact on creativity and the environment with the Blackwing 211. The John Muir Trail, the premier hiking trail in the United States, starts in Yosemite and continues 211 miles through the Ansel Adams Wilderness, ending at the highest peak in continental United States, Mount Whitney.

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JUN. 2015 - VOL.725 - SOLD OUT

Music is a big part of Blackwing’s past, present and future. Few events embody the Blackwing spirit like the famed Newport Folk Festival, which takes place every July in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Blackwing 725 pencil pays tribute to Newport as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1965 festival and its impact on music and culture.

The pencil’s unique lacquer is inspired by the sunburst finish on the Fender Stratocaster that fueled what Rolling Stone called one of “50 Moments that Changed Rock n’ Roll.”

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