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.


Palimpsest said...

Cumberland used to produce a pencil named "Grapho" as well. Date unknown. See

JAbbott said...

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