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Drehgriffel – a pen with a century old history

Leuchtturm Drehgriffel is the pen which was restored to the market in 2020 after a hundred years of absence. Popular in the 1920s this writing instrument was straightaway given the prize in prestigious contest of Red Dot Design Award 2020. Drehgriffel is made from brass and milled aluminium and its body is covered with paint in nine colors matching the colors of Leuchtturm notebooks. Double-barreled name where Dreh means twist and Griffel means graphite comesCzytaj dalej

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Blackwing Vol. 3

A tribute to the Godfather of World Music. In June of 1966, George Harrison met maestro Ravi Shankar in Bath, England. Harrison asked Ravi to teach him how to play the sitar, a task Ravi agreed to only after considerable hesitation. Their collaboration resulted in an explosion in the popularity of classical Indian music and instrumentation in the United States and around the world. Harrison called Ravi “The Godfather of World Music.” Trained in bothCzytaj dalej

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Blackwing Vol. 840

The Surfing Pencil A tribute to Duke Kahanamoku and surf culture. The ancient art of surfing arrived on the coast of northern California in 1907, but it wasn’t until surf icon Duke Kahanamoku popularized the sport on the beaches of southern California in the decades that followed that it really took hold. Duke was a renaissance man. He mastered the ukulele and acted in Hollywood. He won an Olympic gold medal in the 100 meterCzytaj dalej

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Blackwing Vol. 155

The Bauhaus Pencil A tribute to the Bauhaus School and its legacy of craftsmanship. When Walter Gropius published his Manifesto of the Staatliches Bauhaus in the spring of 1919, he declared that “there is no essential difference between the artist and the artisan.” In the years that would follow, his Bauhaus Art School would seek to tear down the wall that had been built between the fine and applied arts. From 1919 to its prematureCzytaj dalej

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Blackwing Vol. 42

The Jackie Robinson Pencil. Breaking down barriers. A tribute to Jackie Robinson and those who fight for their passion. On July 6, 1944, eleven years before Rosa Parks famously refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama and ignited the Civil Rights Movement, another individual refused to move to the back of a bus. He was 2nd Lieutenant Jack Roosevelt Robinson, and his refusal earned him a court martial for “behavingCzytaj dalej

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Blackwing Vol. 10

The Investigative Journalism Pencil A tribute to Nellie Bly and investigative journalists like her. In 1887, Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World tasked Nellie Bly, a yet unknown journalist, with investigating the insane asylum on New York’s Blackwell’s Island. She was asked to look into the conditions of the asylum and “write up things as you find them, good or bad.” She did so the best way she knew, by getting herself committed for ten days. TheCzytaj dalej

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Blackwing Vol. 811

The Library Pencil In a speech delivered at the New York Public Library in 2010, the late Dr. Maya Angelou poetically described the humble library as a “rainbow in the clouds” so that “in the worst of times, in the meanest of times, in the dreariest of times… at all times the viewer can see a possibility of hope.” Libraries are more than just archives, they’re representations of our collective human experience. They’re reminders ofCzytaj dalej

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Blackwing Volume 4

The Mars Pencil If in 2019 you are goint go reach the Mars, we have something that you cannot A Tribute to the Mars 2020 Rover Mission and the Boundless Reaches of the Human Imagination. In 2020, NASA will send a rover to Mars to search for evidence of ancient Martian life while testing technologies for future human expeditions. While the engineering designs for the rover and its various instruments are finalized in CAD, itsCzytaj dalej

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How to choose a gift? – a guide how to overcome Christmas dilemma

To avoid stress caused by going Christams shopping last minute and look out the window for the courier isntead of the first star we would like to help in searching Christmast gifts at this very moment (it’s one of the ways to not go crazy)! It’s a common knowlegde that (not) the best Christmas gifts are socks! That’s why in Escribo we conducted research that will provide you with Christmas gifts ideas! Traveler’s Notebook –Czytaj dalej

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The Third Edition Of Fountain Pen Day in Poland

The third edition of Fountain Pen Day in Poland, organized by us in collaboration with Amex is comming up! This will be the biggest festival of fountain pens, paper, nibs, pencils and any analog item! This year, Fountain Pen Day will take place on 17th of November 2018 at 10:00 – 19:00 in National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw located in 1 Kredytowa Street. As in case of previous editions, this event will be full ofCzytaj dalej