We want to help people slow down and find some balance in their fast-paced digital lives.


Our story starts with a pencil, but it doesn’t end there. We're a team of writers, artists, musicians, designers, and DIYers who think the world is a little bit better when you slow down.

We believe that thoughtful interaction with the world around us leads to a healthier life. That interaction may come from scribbling a thought in your journal, flipping through the dusty pages of a familiar book, or listening to the warm tone of your favorite record. No matter what form it takes, there's something profoundly human about it that's in our DNA.



We’re not the only ones who feel this way. There’s research to back it up and, more importantly, there’s a worldwide movement towards living mindfully. We’re doing what we can to inspire people to unplug and find some balance in their fast-paced digital lives.

We tell stories and make thoughtfully designed pencils, notebooks, and tools. We champion small businesses. We support and promote independent artists through Blackwing Music. We develop and implement music and art education programs through the Blackwing Foundation.

We don’t expect you to throw out your tablet or stop streaming music. We just want to help you slow down a bit. We think you’ll feel better because of it.

We know we do.