Period Pencilry

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Ever wonder what it might have looked like, when stores stocked such things?

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7 Responses to Period Pencilry

  1. GM Briggs says:

    A lot more inviting than a visit to Staples, that’s for sure.


  2. Gunther says:

    Wow! The colours, the typography, the light … Beautiful!


    • Sean says:

      Thanks, Gunther. Seeing everything piled on top of one another, I began noticing elements that were grabbing my attention. That’s when I started to imagine what it might have been like to see row upon row of designs like these — products from dozens of companies — all hoping you’d notice their product first.


  3. memm says:

    Certainly something to explore if you got access to a time machine. It would be so exciting for us to go there.


    • Sean says:

      Although I have seen my share of early stationery store photos, I’d still like one day to be able to walk into one to see (and smell!) what it was like. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a small Eberhard Faber museum — a showroom of sorts, like the one they had in their New York factory. Better yet to have one stocked with items representing all the major companies from America, Europe, and Asia.

      Maybe a limited installation at a museum. Call it: “From Bavaria to Brooklyn — The Golden Age Of The Pencil.”

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