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Inside General Pencil
The New York Times Magazine has a terrific feature on Jersey City’s General Pencil Company.
pencils  photography 
6 days ago by M.Leddy
Charles Simic on the pencil
“I knew a poet who could only write his poems with a stub of a pencil.”
pencils  poetry 
6 weeks ago by M.Leddy
People and their pencils
Artists, designers, a director and animator, a photographer, a writer, and their pencils, with photographs of the pencils.
pencils 
10 weeks ago by M.Leddy
A pencil sighting
A Staedtler Noris 122 in Pedro Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces.
film  pencils 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
“School supplies and fun”
A 1953 Woolworth advertisement for school supplies.
dowdyworld  pencils  stationery  supplies 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
“Cheaper buy the dozen”
Back to school, and pencils. A 1953 ad.
pencils 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
“Heavy, black pencils”
The tools of a copy editor, as described by Lincoln Grahlfs, a New York Times copy editor for forty years.
NewYorkTimes  pencils  stationery  supplies 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
A Mongol sighting
From Call Northside 777.
film  Mongol  pencils 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
The day after National Pencil Day
This poor guy must have gone a little too hard.
pencils 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
National Handwriting Day
Mr. Peepers is sharpening in preparation.
handwriting  Mongol  pencils 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Red lead
On January 3, 1888, Thomas Alva Edison wrote out a five-page list of “Things doing and to be done.” Among its items: “Red Lead pencils equal to graphite.”
pencils 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Masonic Ticonderoga
A Dixon Ticonderoga in a Perry Mason episode.
pencils  PerryMason  television 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
A tribute in dubious taste
I have to wonder what it means to ”celebrate” a photograph that documents human suffering by turning that photograph into an opportunity to market high-end stationery supplies.
Blackwing  pencils  photography 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
“One of the last joys in life”
From Mascots (dir. Christopher Guest, 2016): “That’s one of the last joys in life, sharpening a pencil. It’s hard to do that wrong.”
film  pencils 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Pencil time
It’s always pencil time.
pencils 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Pencils in school
At the City and Country School, the eight-year-olds ran a school-supplies store and learned about the things they sold.
education  pencils 
august 2016 by M.Leddy
Tony Bennett’s pencil
“David Hockney told me to use these pencils. They’re really like, really like stationery stores for cheap.”
art  music  pencils 
august 2016 by M.Leddy
Linus van Pelt, pencileer
He knows that lead isn’t made of lead.
comics  Peanuts  pencils 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Pencil stocks threatened
“A surge in the number of people buying adult colouring books has threatened pencil stocks world-wide.”
pencils 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Pocket notebook sightings
Where the Sidewalk Ends (dir. Otto Preminger, 1950) rich in stationery supplies.
film  notebooks  pencils  pens 
march 2016 by M.Leddy
“Go buy some pencils”
Siegfried N. Lodwig, a retired professor of chemistry and mathematics, argues for the simplest tool of thought.
pencils  technology 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell (1941–2016)
A member of the eighth generation of a family devoted to the manufacture of pencils and other writing intruments.
pencils 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
Nabokov: “Dixon Pink Anadel!”
Has any writer had more to say about pencils than Nabokov?
Nabokov  pencils 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
Missing pencil sculpture
Missing from the campus of Purdue University.
art  pencils 
november 2015 by M.Leddy
The Magic Rub eraser
It’s a disappointing eraser, with an unpleasant color, a ghastly smell, and pockmarked sides that suggest unfinished concrete. And it doesn’t erase all that well.
erasers  pencils 
october 2015 by M.Leddy
Force of Evil
Telephones, pencils, and notebooks, oh my.
coffee  film  materialculture  pencils  notebooks  telephone 
september 2015 by M.Leddy
Contrapuntalism in Japan
Sean at Contrapuntalism visits Tokyo stationery stores.
pencils  stationery 
september 2015 by M.Leddy
Whitman’s last pencil
It’s a Dixon’s American Graphite.
pencils  WaltWhitman 
september 2015 by M.Leddy
Lassie Ticonderoga
In a farmhouse just outside Calverton, the pencil of choice is the Dixon Ticonderoga.
DixonTiconderoga  Lassie  pencils  television 
august 2015 by M.Leddy
Geoffrey Hill, pencil user
The British poet Geoffrey Hill, writing with a Staedtler Noris pencil.
pencils  poetry 
july 2015 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
Purée Mongole? Apocryphal.
food  Mongol  pencils  soup 
june 2015 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
Purée Mongole, now with a photograph.
food  Mongol  pencils  soup 
june 2015 by M.Leddy
Pencil and paper
Khoi Vinh recently surveyed designers about the tools they use.
design  paper  pencils 
june 2015 by M.Leddy
Purée Mongole
The soup that (supposedly) gave the Mongol pencil its name.
food  Mongol  pencils  soup 
june 2015 by M.Leddy
Eberhard Faber IV
Sean at Contrapuntalism talks with Eberhard Faber IV.
pencils 
june 2015 by M.Leddy
Henry Threadgill and Dewar’s
A 1988 ad. And there’s a Mongol pencil.
advertising  jazz  Mongol  music  pencils 
april 2015 by M.Leddy
CW Pencil Enterprise
Caroline Weaver’s pencil store.
pencils 
april 2015 by M.Leddy
National Pencil Day
Contrapuntalism celebrates.
pencils 
april 2015 by M.Leddy
Staedtler Norica pencil review
The invitation to write a review and get a $5 coupon from Staples was one I could not pass up.
pencils 
february 2015 by M.Leddy
Solidarité
A New Yorker cover.
art  life  pencils 
january 2015 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
Sean at Contrapuntalism tracks down the origin of Eberhard Faber’s Diamond Star emblem.
pencils 
january 2015 by M.Leddy
Sharpening yourself
I like these words of a Mitsubishi executive.
pencils  work 
october 2014 by M.Leddy
Pretty much actual size
A missing eraser cap, pretty much actual size.
art  pencils 
august 2014 by M.Leddy
Pentel Quicker Clicker
From the Museum of Supplies, a roughly thirty-year-old mechanical pencil.
Museum-of-Supplies  pencils 
august 2014 by M.Leddy
Cole Porter with Mongols
By their ferrules ye shall know them.
ColePorter  Mongol  music  pencils 
july 2014 by M.Leddy
Star Trek paper and pencils
Ancient technology of the future.
paper  pencils  television 
july 2014 by M.Leddy
Opie Taylor, Mongol user
It’s a fine pencil for a young ’un, mighty fine.
Mongol  pencils  television 
july 2014 by M.Leddy
Mrs. Flood’s pencils
Dixon Ticonderoga’s CEO donates 100,000 pencils in honor of his high-school English teacher.
pencils 
may 2014 by M.Leddy
Naked City Mongol
Martin Sheen as a soda jerk, writing with a Mongol.
Mongol  NakedCity  pencils  television 
may 2014 by M.Leddy
Haydn’s pencil
Elaine found a photograph.
music  pencils 
may 2014 by M.Leddy
Charles Ives’s workroom
Complete with pencil sharpener and shavings.
music  pencils 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
A Naked City Mongol
“Yes, there are all kinds of ways to enjoy television. This post involves a highly specific application of the studies-in-material-culture approach.”
Mongol  NakedCity  pencils  television 
december 2013 by M.Leddy
Word of the day: ferrule
Ferrule is a word with special significance for pencil users.
pencils  words 
december 2013 by M.Leddy
Flying Mongol
An old pencil ad at Contrapuntalism.
Mongol  pencils 
december 2013 by M.Leddy
NYT at Faber-Castell
“I’m not sure what this kind of attention means. Are pencils the new typewriters?”
pencils 
december 2013 by M.Leddy
Writerly realia
A slidehow of items that belonged to writers.
pencils  writing 
october 2013 by M.Leddy
Pencildom!
Contrapuntalism found it: the real Pencildom.
pencils 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
Lexikaliker at 1,000
At Lexikaliker, Gunther has just posted his thousandth post.
blogging  pencils 
august 2013 by M.Leddy
Sketching suspects
“The last thing I want in a room when I have a trauma victim is a machine.”
art  pencils 
august 2013 by M.Leddy
Blackwing goes to Hollywood
Seth Abramovitch looks at the Blackwing pencil’s place in the entertainment industry.
Blackwing  pencils 
august 2013 by M.Leddy
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