I just started using a vintage Westinghouse number 2 pencil, instead of the Palomino Blackwing 530 which reached the Steinbeck stage. There’s no point in reviewing a pencil that isn’t widely available, but I got a pack of these on eBay for a pittance and they are excellent pencils, so if you’re looking for great, super cheap pencils and don’t mind petrified erasers, give branded vintage pencil listing on eBay a try. You never know what you’ll find.
A lucky find in the Jaffa flea market, three pencils and one coloured pencil made by Jerusalem Pencils, likely in the 70s or maybe the 80s, for the IDF.
Trying to replace Twitter with this, as it’s become an even worse time-sink-of-horror-and-cruelty. Banging my frustrations out on these keys is exhilarating.
Drew this with a vintage Montblanc 149 and Montblanc’s new Beatles Psychedelic Purple on a Field Notes Signature sketchbook. As usual, purple doesn’t reproduce well – this is a super vibrant ink.
A quick sketch of an HMV gramophone needle tin.
I love going to flea markets and rummaging for old things, particularly boxes to store stuff like notebooks and pencils, and old office supplies, which are oftentimes elaborately decorated and over engineered.
Three of my latest finds include an old army oxygen mask box, which I am using to store my used notebooks in:
An old wooden box that is currently empty, but will house my Blackwing Volumes pencils, I think:
And a byzantine looking stapler, which is completely non functional (doesn’t accept modern staples), but was too wacky to leave behind: