Monday, 14 June 2010

Grafo Conqueror


Grafo is a little-known Czech brand. This pencil dates from 1918-1989 when the country Czechoslovakia existed.

I am struck the by the typography: not CONQUEROR but CON-QUE-ROR.  Presumably this is meant to be reminiscent of the well-known KOH-I-NOOR pencils.

2 comments:

Palimpsest said...

Cumberland used to produce a pencil named "Grapho" as well. Date unknown. See http://writinginstruments.blogspot.com/2010/03/cumberland-pencils-blencanthra-stella.html

JAbbott said...

Nice find. I like the typography and the small illustration.