Claimed by many to be the best writing utensil in the world, Blackwing pencils are famous for the quality of graphite, iconic shape, replaceable eraser and the men and women whose works they’ve inspired throughout the years. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones (who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters).
The Blackwing 57 is a tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat and his boundary-pushing art.
Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism.
The number 57 is a reference to 57 Great Jones Street in New York City, where Basquiat created some of his best-known works..
Blackwing 57 contains soft graphite.
Launched in the 1930s, discontinued in 1998, the Blackwing Pencil is now making a comeback.
Size: 20 cm long
Blackwing 57 pencils come in a 12-pack gift box that doubles as a pencil cup.