It has arrived, the third Limited Edition Volumes release, the Blackwing 1138. It has been nicknamed the "sci-fi" pencil and film and science-fiction buffs know why. This pencil has a story to tell. Literally.
For the full story of this amazing pencil, Blackwing has a special post devoted to the process as well as other goodies here.
The Blackwing 1138 salutes A Trip to the Moon and all things sci-fi. The pencil’s striped barrel may appear random at first glance, but the sequence of blacks and grays is very deliberate.
Using a process known as movie barcoding, Blackwing condensed A Trip to the Moon into individual bands of color (shout out to Melvyn over at Arcane Sanctum for his awesome open source movie barcoding program). They then set out to put that onto a pencil.
Soul Paper is thrilled once again to be a stockist for Blackwing/Palomino and are dedicated to stocking Limited Editions including the Vol. 1138. But supply is limited and with the holidays approaching, they are sure to become collectible in a very short time.
We also stock the Blackwing Limited Editions, but only while they last.
- Limited Edition Chuck Jones (of Looney Tunes fame) available (only 5000 boxes were produced).
- Limited Edition 211 in honour of John Muir.
- Limited Edition 1138. The most unique to date.
For everyone at Soul Paper, having Blackwing in the store is a bit of nostalgia, as we all have been using them since our days in grade school, college or in our previous careers. The fact is, before the store opened, we had been ordering them online and using them sparingly. They are a staple in our personal studios and still dear to our hearts. And as soon as you pick one up, you remember something from your past, because they are so familiar.