Corita Kent was an educator, artist, and social justice advocate who believed that art could be a tool for dialogue, reflection, and change. Her message of being present and curious permeated through every chapter of Corita’s life and work. From the 1950’s until her death in 1986 her art progressed from modernist interpretations of traditional religious subjects to pop-infused political statements and introspective examinations.
The Blackwing 93 is a tribute to Corita and her message to slow down and find gratitude in the everyday. The pencils contain Blackwing's signature soft graphite and feature the six colorful brushstrokes that make up Corita’s iconic rainbow swash.
5% of the proceeds from the sale of these pencils will support continued work in art education through the Corita Art Center.
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.