Palomino Blackwing

Palomino Blackwing - Graphite Pencils Volumes 10001 - Limited Edition - Set of 12 - Puzzle Pencil

AUD$69.95
SKU: PL-104336
description
Our favourite pencil, the Palomino Blackwing, in a fabulous special edition!

When Tetsuya Miyamoto invented the KenKen® puzzle in his mathematics classroom in 2004, his goal was to improve his students’ problem solving and logic skills. He describes his method as “The Art of Teaching without Teaching,” and his dream is to make the world smarter with his invention.

Today, the KenKen® puzzle is the only puzzle printed daily alongside the New York Times Crossword. Puzzles like these inspire us to apply problem solving and logic in creative ways, letting our minds perform a beautiful dance between their left and right hemispheres.

Blackwing 10001 pays tribute to Miyamoto Sensei’s puzzles and other creative ways of teaching and learning. 10001 is a numeral palindrome in Kanji as well as in Arabic numerals. It is also tied to one of Miyamoto Sensei’s favourite equations. 

The pencil features a red stained barrel, firm graphite that's comparable to the Blackwing 602, gold imprint and unique five-sided “Gōkaku pencil” shape. Translated literally from Japanese, Gōkaku means “passed,” as in a problem or exam. It is also a near-homophone for the Japanese word “Gokakukei,” meaning pentagon. Gōkaku pencils are given to every student who graduates from the Miyamoto Mathematics class.

Made in Japan with FSC-certified cedar wood, it is amazingly smooth and beautiful. Palomino IS the world’s best pencil. The Blackwing is recommended for drawing, sketching and shading. If you want a writing pencil, check out the Palomino Blackwing 602.

Ideal for illustrators and musicians who prefer a soft, dark line, the Palomino Blackwing was launched by California Republic Stationers in October 2010 as a modern version of the iconic Eberhard-Faber Blackwing pencil that was favoured by artists such as Stephen Sondheim and Frank Lloyd Wright.
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specifications
QUANTITY: Pack x 12 pencils
LENGTH: 20.5cm long. 0.75cm barrel diameter
SUITS: Sketching, drawing, shading
FEATURES: Replaceable Eraser.
MATERIALS: Genuine FSC-certified Incense-cedar barrel. Graphite formulation lead.
SOURCE: Made in Japan
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