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Pencils You Should Know

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This a great book for pencil collectors, admirers, historians, artists, writers—anyone who gets excited about the new Palomino Blackwing, the Philadelphia Museum of Art exclusive Diana pencil for example, or a perfectly sharpened No. 2 Ticonderoga 

Pencils You Should Know  traces the evolution of pencils over time and across the globe.  From the humble, handcrafted pencil of the 19th century to the novelty writing implement of the 1990s, each object in this book tells a different story.

This book features a selection of 75 modern and vintage pencils curated by pencil powerhouse Caroline Weaver, owner of legendary New York pencil emporium CW Pencil Enterprise. Pencil  fanatics will find old favorites here—the original Blackwing 602 puts in an appearance, of course—and make exciting new discoveries, too.
The long, skinny book was designed to emulate a brand new box of pencils.  Vintage pencils and accessories are photographed against vibrant, colorful backgrounds and accompanied by Weaver's insightful commentary.  Here we have a pocket-sized love letter to one of the most important inventions in human history

  • Author: Caroline Weaver 
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Chronicle, 2020
  • 168 pages, 8.5" x 4"
  • Full color photographs throughout
  • ISBN: 9781452178370    
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