Faber-Castell: Perfect Pencils
As the oldest pencil manufacturer in the world, Faber-Castell knows a thing or two about the humble pencil. As well as the classic Faber-Castell 9000 series, and the Design ‘perfect pencil’ which has a cap, sharpener and eraser in one, it has launched several iterations of mechanical pencil over the years. In fact, most of their fine writing lines include a pencil too, so artists and graphic designers can express themselves in whichever way they choose.
The company’s formidable hold over the art supplies market also means, of course, that they have been used by some of the biggest household name artists. For instance, both Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Klee drew with Faber-Castell pencils. Now, modern artists can choose from products like the Ondoro twist-action mechanical pencil, the easy-grip Basic or the smooth, sleek AmbitionA. The company are so passionate about the pencil, that they even set up two floors of their Stein HQ as a museum to all things Faber-Castell so you can find out about pencil production over the centuries.