I have worked with some pencils, big known brands, Tombow, Faber-Castell, Mitsu-Bishi, Staedler, Palomino, etc. The great thing about doing these reviews is that I “force” myself to sketch with pencils that seem interesting or that I have simply aquired on the Bay or elsewhere. I recently aquired a box of these Hardtmuth 110. A short and fruitless research, erm, typing the words into a search engine, I came up with no infos about these. The pencil is thick, way […]
So as I said when I started this blog, I also want to talk about the things I find that I find particularly cool and interesting but always things that still belong to the realm of pencils. I’ll call these posts geekeries, because well that’s what they are. Today I’ll show you the Midori Multiple Ruler. I wasn’t aware of these transformer rulers, but I think they are pretty usefull because they fit into a normal pencil-case but can be […]
I got this pencil with a bunch of others in an Ebay auction. It immediately struck my eye, because of its strange plastic appearance. The paint on the pencil seems to be a plastic coating that gives the pencil a strange toy feeling. The lettering is… well, simple but functional and deep. The pencil is not made of wood, well it is wood but its what they call a wood-composite. This is done so that the pencil can be easily […]
… go out to contrapuntalism.wordpress.com‘s Sean and Lexikaliker.de‘s Günther for posting and linking to my blog. EDIT: And huge thanks to pencilrevolution.com‘s Johnny for the link and love. That blog was the starting point for my ascent into pencil heaven!
How do I explain the next package coming from Japan, when some days ago there was a pckage from the US and my wife was beginning to be upset by all those pencils lying around, unsharpened, unused. Well, small presents make things easier. And this super cute Ohto Sharp Pencil is just so “kawai” that my wife was not too angry about that third package grom the UK…