Caran d’Ache has released the second edition of their pencilmaking masterwork. This edition features pencils made from Guyana Palm, Blue Zebrano, American Cedar, and Lati Grey. (That last pencil is a repeat from the first series. Why the double Lati?)
Both editions shown together:
The walnut, blue zebrano, and […]
In a marketing surprise, Staedtler and Faber-Castell have launched new product lines with almost identical names – Staedtler the Initium, and Faber-Castell the Initio.
Cult Pens seems to have both lines in stock – here and here.
Staedtler has a brochure further describing their new line. Printing a personal photo on a pen barrel […]
Tiny Pencil is a self-described “new all-graphite anthology artzine” launched by Amber Hsu in the UK. In my words, it is a fantastic new art magazine which showcases drawings composed with graphite media.
There is a lot of artistic diversity, with realistic and abstract styles, cartoons and classical studies all getting a place of […]
A very belated clarification…
Staedtler Canada gently let me know that this post featured the wrong WOPEX pencil. The 2010 post reviewed a light blue finished version – but in Canada and the US, a green version (the same colour as the 2H WOPEX sold in Europe, as far as I can tell) is […]
Leading pencil manufacturer Faber-Castell recently extended their popular Grip pencil line with the “Sparkle”.
While at first glance it might seem easy to dismiss the product as just a novelty, the pencils really do exude charm when seen in person. They come in a variety of colours – only a few are shown […]
A note to readers
Early last year, posting at pencil talk started to trail off. There was no plan for a break. It just seemed to be harder and harder to create posts, until there came a point where it became a significant effort.
The interest in pencils and stationery hadn’t diminished, but […]