I just love using pencils. For me it’s about the experience of simplicity. Pencils are so simple they are almost magic. I never used to use pencils, thinking that the only good mark was a absolutely opaque, crisp, black ink line. Coming from a background of printing, publishing, and graphic design, it’s not too surprising. But there’s always been a sort of romance about the ubiquitous and utilitarian pencil.

Now days I give in fully to the enjoyment of pencils. I’m constantly surrounded with the highest quality mechanical and wood pencils, who’s leads are probably the best that have ever been made.

If you’re a pencil lover, this is a good time to be alive.