A cult classic pencil set from Blackwing, this time with a mission.
In 1912, French engineer Georges Claude installed the world’s first neon sign above a barbershop in Paris. His vibrant, tubular lights soon adorned the storefronts of small businesses around the world and symbolized the entrepreneurial drive that formed the backbone of their communities.
Today, the spirit of “Main Street” is more resilient than ever. It can be found in urban cities and rural towns, bookstores and coffee shops, boutiques, and restaurants. It’s one of the many things that make our chosen neighborhoods feel like home.
The Blackwing Volume 6 Pencil Set celebrates these independent businesses and their entrepreneurial spirit. Each set comes with six bright red and six bright blue pencils inspired by the iconic neon “Open” sign of neighborhood businesses. Each pencil features a black ferrule, black imprint, and Blackwing's exquisitely soft graphite. The number 6 is a nod to the six Noble Gases, which give neon lights their distinct colors.
This limited-edition release supports the Small Business Relief Fund as they work to help small businesses keep their lights on.
Set of 12.