When we launched Blackwing in 2010, we did so with one goal in mind: make quality tools that we would like to use. But we’ve learned a few things since we started this grand pencil experiment.
First, people love the feel of a quality analog tool. From vinyl records and old books, to film cameras and worn-down pencils, there’s something in the tactile feel of an analog tool that is in our DNA. Second, people love to make things. Whether it’s a doodle or a house, people love to create things with their hands. Third, people love to help each other. People love to share their work, donate their time and money, and open their hearts to others in need.
These are the three pillars of our culture. Feel something. Make something. Give something.