BLACKWING ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION PENCIL SERIES
Quarterly releases will pay tribute to cultural icons and events
STOCKTON, Calif. – The Blackwing 602, an iconic pencil that crafted Bugs Bunny and was buried with animator Shamus Culhane, has inspired a new limited edition pencil series called Volumes.
A limited number of custom designed Blackwing pencils will be released quarterly beginning with the first edition on June 10th. Each pencil will feature a model number and design intended to honor and celebrate cultural icons and events. Design details will be announced upon the release of each edition via Blackwing’s email list.
Annual subscriptions to the Volumes program can be purchased for $99 at Blackwing602.com beginning today.
Subscribers will receive 12 limited edition pencils in a custom gift box, along with an additional collector’s pencil, sealed and labeled for archiving. For each subscription purchased, $5 will be donated to the Blackwing Foundation and their efforts to improve child development through music and arts education.
“Ultimately, we thought this would be a fun way to put creative tools in the hands of more people while promoting the benefits of music and arts education in schools,” said Grant Christensen, Managing Director of Palomino. “We’ve collaborated with a great partner for the first release and we can’t wait to show it off in a few weeks.”
A limited number of sets will be available at select retailers after all subscriptions have been fulfilled. These stand-alone sets will not include the sealed collector’s pencil. For more information on the Blackwing Volumes program, visit www.Blackwing602.com.
About Blackwing: Introduced in the 1930s by Eberhard Faber and revived in 2010 by Palomino, Blackwing pencils are a high-end line of California Incense-cedar pencils that feature premium Japanese graphite cores, a luxurious finish and distinct design. Blackwing pencils have been used by some of the most famous artists and writers of all time. A portion of all sales benefit child development through music and arts education in schools. Blackwing products are sold online at Pencils.com and at specialty stores worldwide.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information or to speak to someone about Blackwing pencils, please contact Nancy Trent or Pam Wadler at (212) 966-0024.