Over the weekend, What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones exhibit opened at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. The exhibit, which has already booked four stops on its six year tour, is the result of a partnership between the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service that seeks to “reveal the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time.”
To coincide with the opening of the exhibit, we’re excited to announce a collaboration of our own: we’ve partnered with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to release the Chuck Jones Edition Blackwing 602 pencil set. This limited edition set includes 12 Blackwing pencils, a print of an original sketch by Chuck Jones (created with a Blackwing 602 pencil in the 1950s), and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity.
The Blackwing 602 pencils included are the same Palomino Blackwing 602s you know and love, but they come stocked with a pink eraser, like the one Mr. Jones used throughout his award-winning career. They also come packaged in a commemorative box that gives some background on Chuck Jones and his history with Blackwing pencils.
These pencils will be available online exclusively at Pencils.com and in portion of the proceeds from these limited edition sets will help the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity continue to recognize, support and inspire excellence in art.