Blackwing Volume 55 - Golden Ratio Pencils (Set of 12)

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The Blackwing 55 celebrates the Golden Ratio. It’s a reminder to slow down and savor the beauty around us. Blackwing is known for their quality pencils, providing the most pleasurable writing experience. Each box comes with 12 pencils. Pair it with a Blackwing sharpener or pick up more erasures! 

The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio, often found in nature, art and design. It gives the world around us composition and symmetry that, for reasons we don’t fully understand, we find beautiful. It appears in the spiral of a seashell, the uncurling of a fern, and many other natural structures. When applied to the arts, it becomes a tool for creating balanced, organic works.

The Golden Ratio can be heard in the arrangements of Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach. It can be felt in the syllabic patterns of Sanskrit poetry. It can be seen in the works of artists and architects from Salvador Dali to Frank Lloyd Wright. It can even be applied in your day-to-day life by framing a portrait using photography’s “Rule of Thirds.”

The Blackwing 55 celebrates the Golden Ratio. It’s a reminder to slow down and savor the beauty around us. We designed this pencil using the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers that approximate the Golden Ratio. The width of each color block is the sum of the widths of the previous two color blocks (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, & 55mm). A simple formula with a magnificent result.