Blackwing Press

Here’s a quick snapshot of what various news media have said about Palomino’s products:

The Wall Street Journal

“…it was about the smoothest ride I’ve ever had with a pencil; it verily skated across the page.” – Ralph Gardner Jr., Wall Street Journal columnist


Featured in the “Home” section of Chicago Tribune Magazine – September 2014


14 Back-to-School Supplies to Brighten Up Any Office –

The Wall Street Journal

“One of the hottest pencils of late is the Palomino Blackwing…” – Charles Passy, Wall Street Journal columnist


“The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors” – Alison Nastasi, Flavorwire columnist


“In its 80 years, the Blackwing has become a talisman of creative success.” – Margaret Eby, NY Daily News columnist

The Hollywood Reporter

“…the Blackwing 602, without question among the most fetishized writing instruments of all time.”  – Seth Abramovitch, Hollywood Reporter columnist

The Huffington Post

“The 71 Best Back-To-School Eco-Friendly Products” – EcoFabulous

“…it was with great enthusiasm that I attended a party this week, at the Art Directors Club, to celebrate the revival of the artisanal pencil: the Palomino Blackwing and the Palomino Blackwing 602.” – Mary Norris, New Yorker OK’r

 “The Palomino Blackwing 602 is my new pencil of choice.” – Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing co-founder

Better than the iPad? – The Boston Globe

“I would go through a dozen of these in two or three months. Please send more.” – Mary Norris, New Yorker OK’r


 “…the voice of the customer had been heard. Berolzheimer has announced another new pencil, called the Palomino Blackwing 602.” – Alex Taylor, Fortune Senior-Editor-at-Large


“Blackwing pencils. To pencil lovers, these pencils represent the Rolls Royce of pencil use. They are elegant and beautifully designed.”

 “…a pencil so prized for its ability to lay down a dark, smooth line that it ignites passion among collectors and dedicated users” – Reed Fujii, Record Staff writer

“…giving one to your kid will actually help his schoolwork.” – Joyce Grant, Getting Kids Reading editor