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Blackwing Vol. 10 Limited Edition - Single extra-firm silver pencil with eraser - by Blackwing

Blackwing Vol. 10 Limited Edition - Single extra-firm silver pencil with eraser - by Blackwing

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

Another beautiful limited edition pencil from Blackwing. The Blacking 10 is a tribute to Nellie Bly - and investigative journalists like her - who keep citizens informed, and give them a voice.

  • Newsprint finish
  • Dark grey imprint
  • Silver ferrule
  • Dark grey eraser
  • Extra-firm graphite

The Blacking 10 is a tribute to Nellie Bly - and investigative journalists like her - who keep citizens informed, and give them a voice.

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.

The resulting series, which she titled “Ten Days in a Madhouse,” is one of the earliest and most iconic examples of unbiased investigative journalism. It uncovered the brutal conditions in which patients were forced to live and shined a spotlight on the misconceptions surrounding mental illness.

The number 10 represents the ten days Miss Bly spent investigating a story that has impacted countless lives.

Some of the world’s most legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with Blackwing pencils. 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). 

Size: 20 cm 

Material: Graphite and wood. Made in Japan 

Note: This is for the sale of a single pencil. Order 12 and get the branded storage box 

Brand : Blackwing

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