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New Papery Goodness from Midori Has Arrived

Midori new paper products at The paper Seahorse
When a favorite cult brand in Japan introduces something new to their already incredible line-up, paper lovers can't help but get a little giddy.
Take a peek at the latest arrival from Midori at our studio in Tampa, FL. This package came with some real treasures. Click below to keep reading.
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Blackwing Volume 33 1/3: A Tribute to Vinyl Records

blackwing limited edition pencils

The new limited edition Blackwing Volume 33 1/3 is a tribute to vinyl records. Listening to music on vinyl is the way musicians want you to hear music. This unique listening experience not only creates a physical and emotional connection, it also creates an interactive and analog experience. In our digital, fast-paced world, it is a rare and wonderous thing to slow down, put on a record and listen to an entire side in one sitting.

Vol.33 1/3 Blackwing

This sleek all black tribute features a matte black finish and matte black ferrule that matches its black imprint and black eraser. The grooves of a record are highlighted with gloss black foil banding near the grip.

Blackwing Volume 33 1/3

Put on your favorite album, get your sketchbook or journal and make sure you get your box today because when they are gone they are gone!

Just released: The Blackwing Vol. 205

The brand new 2017 Blackwing Limited Edition Volumes has just been announced: Blackwing Vol. 205.  This time, we get two for one!  The gorgeous Jade color and a pearlized white color.  These are available in studio and online.

In 138 BCE, Chinese explorer Zhang Qian set out on an expedition west. The journey lasted more than 13 years and laid the foundation for the Silk Road, a trade route that was instrumental in opening up communication between Asia and Europe. From around 120 BCE to the 1450’s CE, explorers like Zheng He, Marco Polo and Jorge Alvarez used the Silk Road to trade goods, share ideas, and spread artistic influences throughout a myriad of different cultures.

One of the most prominent goods traded along the Silk Road was jade. Besides its natural beauty, jade was believed to protect its owner in their travels, encourage creativity and stimulate mental agility. The trade of jade introduced people to cultures they were unfamiliar with, an experience that can challenge the mind and inspire the soul.

Each Blackwing 205 set contains six green jade pencils and six white jade pencils. The number 205 references the molecular weight of jadeite, the most sought after form of jade. Each pencil features a gold ferrule, black eraser, gold imprint and our firm graphite formulation. Pre-order your limited edition jade pencil now.