Blackwing Volume 55: The Golden Ratio Pencil
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HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES
HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES
Note that our deadlines differ than shipping carriers in order to account for Omoi Zakka Shop processing time.
Omoi Holiday Ordering Deadlines
Order by these dates to have your package delivered to carrier (USPS, UPS) by carrier-issued deadlines. Due to carrier reported volume slowdowns, delivery dates shipping timeframes are ESTIMATED and NOT guaranteed.
- USPS First Class & Priority: 12/12 (Monday)
- USPS Priority EXPRESS: 12/19 (Monday)
- UPS Ground & Standard: 12/14 (Wednesday)
- UPS 2nd Day Air: 12/19 (Monday)
Guaranteed Date Delivery
If you require delivery guaranteed for a certain date, please choose UPS 2nd Day or USPS Priority Express (2 days). Please keep in mind that we require up to 24 hours to pull, pack and deliver your order to shipping carrier. Expedited delivery orders must be placed before 3pm EST in order to be processed the following day.
Beware Porch Thieves!
Depending on your order, our typical carton size may run as large as 14"x20", which may not fit inside a door or mailbox. Carriers suggest having packages shipped to your office, or a UPS Store or post office for pickup. If loss, damage or missing contents occur to any parcel after successful delivery scan, reimbursement will not be offered.
All orders placed after 3:00pm EST Monday Dec. 20 are not able to be rushed for holiday delivery,
though we will continue to pack and ship round the clock. We recommend ordering 2022 planners by Dec. 22 to have them in time for January 1st!
Hold Times Extended for your convenience! We’ll hold for 20 days - shop now, pickup whenever! Shop Open 7 Days
The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio often found in nature, art, and design. It gives the world around us composition and symmetry that, for reasons we don’t fully understand, we find beautiful. It appears in the spiral of a seashell, the uncurling of a fern, and many other natural structures. When applied to the arts, it becomes a tool for creating balanced, organic works: the arrangements of Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach, the syllabic patterns of Sanskrit poetry, the works of Salvador Dali and Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Blackwing 55 celebrates the Golden Ratio. It’s a reminder to slow down and savor the beauty around us. Each pencil contains our balanced graphite and features a design inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers that approximate the Golden Ratio. The width of each color block is the sum of the widths of the previous two color blocks: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, & 55. We designed it in millimeters and then scaled the design up to 1:1.175 ratio to fit the canvas of the pencil. A simple formula with a magnificent result.
Set of 12 soft graphite pencils—a favorite of calligraphers and illustrators.
Claimed by some to be the best pencil in the world, Blackwings are famous for the quality of graphite, iconic shape, replaceable eraser, and the people whose works they’ve inspired throughout the years. They remain well-loved gifting pencils as well as necessary tools of the trade for our creative customers.