Art teacher Bob Truby has created a beautiful site, Brand Name Pencils, an online gallery featuring his vast collection of pencils. I have captured one of my favourites above, although in my art school days the 6B was de riguer for life drawing class.
"Sadly those days are over and the craftsmanship, skill and pride once put into the ordinary pencil is but a thing of the past."
I think Bob's work personifies these qualities, and by sharing his collection and research on the web, I am convinced he will inspire others to do likewise.
via Boing Boing