Blackwing VOL. 55 - Limited Edition Pencils (Set of 12) | The Golden Ratio
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The Blackwing 55 celebrates the Golden Ratio. It’s a reminder to slow down and savour the beauty around us. Each pencil contains our balanced graphite and features a design inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers that approximate the Golden Ratio. The width of each colour block is the sum of the widths of the previous two colour blocks (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, & 55mm). A simple formula with a magnificent result.
The Golden Ratio
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.”
- Hexagonal shape
- Iconic ferrule design
- Balanced graphite (similar to Blackwing Pearl pencil, close to a 3B)
- Iconic square Blackwing ferrule in silver with a pink eraser (you can refill the erasers)
- Design inspired by the Fibonacci sequence
- Cedar casing that sharpens evenly and easily
- Specially formulated balanced graphite that writes smoothly
- Made in Japan from renewable Californian incense-cedar
Each box contains 12 pencils