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Blackwing

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

Blackwing

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

Blackwing, Blackwing

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

Blackwing

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

Blackwing

Blackwing Vol. 33 1/3

The Vinyl Pencil From their introduction in the late 1800s, analog records have withstood the advent of radio, the rise and fall of CDs and MP3s, and the dawn of streaming. Rather than be displaced by these more convenient ways of consuming music, the vinyl record has instead shifted from an object of convenience to one of connection. And it has thrived in the process. Just as the way we engage with pencils and notebooksCzytaj dalej

Traveler's Company

The competition – “My Own Traveler’s Notebook”

We have praising Traveler’s Notebook so many times before and some of you may start even thinking that we are obsessed with it. Those of you, who have already met us, know that it is true 😀 We succeed to spread this obsession through many of you. We are really proud that we have a very loyal group of users of Traveler’s Notebook, who appreciate the idea, quality and manufacturing of this product, and alsoCzytaj dalej

Blackwing

Blackwing Vol. 10001

The Puzzle Pencil. Exercise your mind. The idea for Blackwing Vol. 10001 was born over a year ago, when a math teacher form New York, and in the same time a huge passionate of Blackwing pencil, wrote an e-mail in which he said that he has a perfect idea for new limited edition. Then, he described Tetsuya Miyamoto’s story, which become a real inspiration for Blackwing’s designers. “The Art of Teaching without Teaching” When Tetsuya MiyamotoCzytaj dalej

Midori

Let’s celebrate together the 10th Anniversary of MD Paper Products!

Exactly 10 years ago, the first MD Paper Notebook was lauched! For us, such an anniversary is a perfect occassion for celebrating together. We deciced to visit unique shops and workshops in Poland, which are in love with MD Paper, as much as we are. Because, no anniversary party couldn’t do without a present, thus we have prepared some surprise for you – on each MD Paper Notebook we are going to emboss in goldCzytaj dalej

Blackwing

Blackwing Vol. 54

Simply Exquisite. The Surrealist movement of the early 20th century sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. From Ernst and Oppenheim, to Kahlo and Lam, Surrealists have constantly sought new techniques that would liberate them from the limitations of lucidness. One of these techniques was known as automation, or “the absence of any control exercised by reason.” To achieve automation, Surrealists used an exercise known as ExquisiteCzytaj dalej

Loclen

Interview with Carlo Vazzoler – the founder of Loclen

Carlo Vazzoler is a passionate person, trairblazer and founder of Loclen, specializning in making unique writing instruments that can be called small pieces of art. He told us about his work, which is also his passion. How did you start Loclen? Why writing instruments? I have always been passionate about pens, I used to collect them. Then one day I decided I wanted to make my own, and so it all started from there. ItCzytaj dalej