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Category Archives: Photographs
I first met Count Faber-Castell in December of 2012, as part of a visit to Stein that Faber-Castell had generously arranged. During the second evening about 10 of us or so were gathered in a fine Nürnberg restaurant, not far from … Continue reading
The “new” Salvador Dalí Museum is one of St. Petersburg’s greatest treasures, and I’ve been visiting there for more than 20 years. I hadn’t been in a while, so upon hearing that they are hosting a Warhol exhibit—the first time … Continue reading
On the obverse: “A.W. Faber Germany HH”, and on the reverse: “Graphite De Siberie De La Mine Alibert”, ca. 1861 (note the ivory end cap). With an Eberhard Faber 373 clutch pencil, and a Graf von Faber-Castell eraser.
In a previous post I mentioned how I came to learn about some of the incredible items made by Graf von Faber-Castell. Nearly four years had gone into searching for information, locating, and occasionally buying some of these great pieces … Continue reading
(Thanks to Memm for the 80s 9000s.)
After many years of settling for whatever pencil was within reach, and being almost completely unaware of the many kinds of great pencils—both new and old—to be found online, I can remember the very day everything changed. And what’s more, … Continue reading