The Finest Pencil Ever Made

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It’s only just gone midday on the 1st January 2014 and I’ve already fulfilled one of my new years resolutions by starting my blog, hurray!

It also seemed an appropriate day to illustrate this quote by Maria Robinson. I used a new pencil, a ‘Blackwing Palomino’ for the job, I was curious to try it, the website I saw it on described it as the ‘finest pencil ever made’. As I’m a complete sucker for a bit of marketing spiel I bought one, and the verdict? Well it’s certainly a lovely pencil, soft and very black with a nifty little eraser on the end that’s a lot better than the usual ‘pencil end’ eraser. The ‘finest pencil ever made’ for me though, will always be the propelling pencil the studio manager gave me on the first day of my first job as a graphic designer. I’ve used it so often over the years it’s almost become the sixth finger of my right hand.

So, back to the new blog. I hope you’ll enjoy my posts, I’ll be sharing new work and talking about it in more detail, showing you what inspires me and keeping you updated on my travels with my ‘Hand Lettering Finds’ features. Stay posted!

Love Alex. x

 

 

2 Comments on “The Finest Pencil Ever Made

  1. Alex, I’m so excited that you’ve got your blog up and running! The whole website looks great and we’re very impressed with all your product photography. I’ve really loved looking through all your commissioned work, it’s great to see it all in one place – you’re so talented, can’t wait to see where 2014 takes you! xxx

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