a website dedicated entirely to brand name pencils. this is why i love the internet! you will learn interesting bits of informaiton like this, WWII-era pencils have very distinct cardboard or plastic ferrules . Metals were needed for the war effort so a hard cardboard or plastic replaced the nickel…
sometimes i wonder what it would be like if we could go back to school as our adult selves, without all the worries that plagued us as teenagers. man, we were idiots! oh you think you weren’t but you actually were, sorry to break it to you.
i would for one thing have had better stationery. no more space cases with shit drawn all over them. i would have been a proper person with rad stationery. these are by present + correct (also at etsy)
i realised after i’d written this post that space cases might already be irrelevant, or probably don’t make sense to anyone outside south africa. well, they were the pencil boxes to have in my day. i remember when i was 12 years old space cases suddenly hit the scene – people went bananas for them. and they were actually big enough to fit bananas in.