Blackwing Vol. 223: Woody Guthrie Gift Set

The iconic Vol. 223 limited edition gift set includes:

- a box of 12 pencils

- Progress notebook: A5, 160 pages, 80 gsm ruled paper, sewn bound

- Woody Guthrie self-portrait postcard

Woody is often depicted in sepia tones reminiscent of the Dust Bowl, but his artistic palette extended much further. He filled composition notebooks and day planners with sketches, poems and paintings on his countless journeys. His art was playful and vibrant, despite its often gritty content. He described his fusion of old compositions and new ideas as a mashup of “what is” and “what could be.” Woody believed we could be better, and used his creations to inspire people to believe the same. 

The Blackwing 223 is a tribute to Woody Guthrie and his immutable optimism. Each pencil features a design inspired by This Land’s “ribbon of highway,” “endless skyway” and “golden valley.” The matte black ferrule and earth-toned eraser are a nod to the many miles Woody traveled. They used balanced graphite formulation that works well for both writing and sketching so you, too, can fill your pages with what you see.