The Atelier Set joins two legendary brands in one beautifully crafted gift set. Open to reveal a collection of artist’s studio tools with everything you need to capture and explore your thoughts and ideas on paper. This set is one of 500, each one individually numbered.
Inside is a round-grain Walnut box that contains year’s supply of two iconic Blackwing graphite pencils: 12 Soft for drawing with depth and texture, and 12 Firm for effortlessly smooth notes and sketches. There’s also a selection of tools to look after and extend the life of your beloved Blackwing pencils: a Desktop Sharpener with a helix blade; a One-Step Long Point Sharpener to keep them in tip top condition; a set of 10 Replacement Erasers; a Pencil Extender; and a Point Guard. The set is completed by two Moleskine sketchbooks, one large and the other A4 size.
Blackwing’s iconic, best-selling Firm pencils have a silky graphite core that glides across the page, so your hand can always keep up with your thoughts. They create smooth lines with outstanding point retention. Blackwing Soft pencils are at the other end of the spectrum with a velvety dark graphite core. They give depth and texture on paper, ideal for artists, musicians, woodworkers, and anyone looking for a bold, dark line. These quality pencils all feature Blackwing’s distinctive metal ferrule, replaceable rectangular eraser, and eraser clip.
With its instantly recognizable Moleskine design and rich 165 g/m² paper, the sketchbooks provide the ideal blank canvas to experiment with pressure, shading and contrast. Both the large and A4 sketchbooks have premium sketch-grade paper that stands up to eraser use, as well as a hard cover for sketching and drawing on the move.
With a matte black finish, the Desktop Sharpener is a gorgeous accessory for your creative space. It sharpens your pencils to perfection thanks to a helix blade and includes an automatic break so you never risk oversharpening.
The One-Step Long Point Sharpener is designed to help you get the most from your Blackwing pencils by creating an extended, curved point that resists breaking. It fits comfortably in your palm and is made from sturdy machined aluminum with a German steel blade inside. You can sharpen your pencil up to three times before needing to empty the canister. The Replacement Erasers allow you to keep creating and refining until you get it just right, with a clip to hold them firmly in place inside the ferrule.
The Point Guard protects your pencil from knocks and bumps while on the move. The Extender adds length when your pencils get down to the stub – reducing waste and allowing you to maximize the life of your pencil. Made from machined aluminum, it features a rubber tip to hold it firmly in place as you pause to write, think, and create.
Blackwing pencils are all crafted with Genuine Incense-cedar wood from California and Oregon along with premium Japanese graphite. The company traces its roots to the 1930s when the pencil’s exceptional quality and distinctive style made it the creative tool of choice for some, of history's most influential artists, writers, and thinkers. The original Blackwing 602 gained popularity among creative luminaries such as John Steinbeck, Bugs Bunny creator Chuck Jones, and some of the most famous musicians of all time. Today, Blackwing pencils are cult objects.
Of course, you don’t need to be the next Steinbeck to be a part of the story. Just open your Moleskine notebook, pick up a pencil and put down all of your expectations. The iconic ferrule and rectangular eraser allow you to write, sketch, erase and go again; embrace mistakes as part of the process and simply enjoy the quiet moments between you and the page.