If yellow is far and away the most popular colour for brand name writing pencils -- is blue the least popular ? Sorting out an old box of pencils, found in the attic, completely forgotten, here are all the blue pencils I found.
Lots of Russian pencils ! Perhaps blue is more popular there.
A Conte pencil called Indiana - is blue the colour of that state?
It's a splendid portrait... but what's that pencil he's holding?
I have been to the NPG to see the painting first hand, and there is no visible brand name painted. The pencil is hexagonal with alternate dark and light blue faces. This is the best quality image I could find on the web.
Chuck Jordan (a famous designer who worked at General Motors, apparently) - died recently, and many obituaries featured this picture
(click the picture to enlarge)
Great designer, General Motors, passing of an age, shall not see his like again, yes, yes, yes...
But what do you reckon it is? a Mirado Black Warrior?
It's got a great a point on it - so I am guessing it's his own, not a prop :-)
A very modern-looking pencil I thing. The paint is thin, and thinly applied which gives the pencil a 'green' feel to it, in the ecological sense of the word. The core is soft and wide, and clearly for sketching, not for writing. The glossy black hood, and silver rim denote quality.