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Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Mar 27th 2024

Celebrate National Pencil Day with Paper & Ink ArtsMarch 30 is National Pencil Day! Did you know that on that day in 1858, Hymen Lipman secured the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil? Before this ingenious invention, pencils and erasers were separate entities. But this day isn't just about celebrating a humble writing tool; it's about recognizing the pencil's profound impact on history. From teaching generations the a… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Feb 16th 2023

Hi everyone! I’m Evelyn Wong (@inkdropletcreations) from Hong Kong here. A little introduction about myself––I’m a Solicitor (lawyer) who’s always loved anything to do with arts & crafts. So the year before I got married, Jovy, a best friend of mine, introduced me to a calligraphy workshop so that I could design my own invitations and place cards. Once I picked up that holder, I was hooked! I took whatever workshops were available to broaden m… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 25th 2023

Blackwing has an amazing history. These pencils roots go back to the 1930s, when the 602 model was first introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. We’re dedicating this Brand Spotlight blog post to all the amazing supplies we carry from Blackwing, including old favorites plus some brand new additions.We carry three varieties of Blackwing Pencils: Original Matte, Pearl, and 602. What’s the difference? We’ll tell ya!The Blackwing Matte… Read more