“Someone at the office suggested I try a mechanical pencil, but I found it soulless. For a while, I was scraping along with four art pencils when a fellow pencil enthusiast, browsing on pencils.com, discovered that the Blackwing—black, with a distinctive flat eraser—had come back on the market.” – Mary Norris at The New Yorker discusses her life in pencils

The pencil love continued thanks to Vol. 1 contributor Abraham Riesman’s video of “artisinal pencil sharpener” David Rees over at Motherboard. 

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