Blackwing Volumes Vol.2 The Light & Dark Pencil

$41.00
6 in stock

Blackwing pencils are famous for their quality of graphite, craftsmanship, and iconic shape. Each quarter a special, limited edition set of pencils is released with a unique design.

In 1973, art found itself at the forefront of a cultural shift. The United States military had just pulled out of Vietnam after nearly two decades and midcentury optimism had given way to uncertainty. Art, even when created for mass appeal, took on a darker tone. 1973's highest-grossing movie - The Exorcist - and top-selling album - Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon - gave us a glimpse into the cultural landscape of the time.

The following year, a new wave of art - films like Chinatown and albums like Bob Marley’s Natty Dread - shined a light on a broken system. And gave us the tools to understand it. Art reflects the world around us and helps us process complex issues so that we can move forward. Leonard Cohen once said “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Art creates cracks in the world’s darkest places, letting in the light of knowledge.

Fifty years later, the Blackwing 2 acknowledges art’s role in bringing about change. Each pencil features a cracked glow-in-the-dark design that plays on the duality of art and the challenging realities that inspire it. Each pencil also includes our firmest graphite yet - a special 2X firm graphite formulated specially for this release.

The rubbers can be swapped out, perfect for when one needs replacing, or just to change up the colour. Rubbers available in packs of 10.

Have a look at the Blackwing Point Guard to protect your pencil tips and keep those pencil cases clean!