We have the 725, modeled after Bob Dylan’s guitar; the 211, a tribute to John Muir; the 1138, a movie reference to a George Lucas film; the 24 for John Steinbeck; and most recently, the beautiful be-Yankeed Volume 56 for Joe DiMaggio.
These are all fantastic tributes, and I love the story behind them. But they represent just one demographic of those who made history. What about a pencil that Blackwing fans who are women, or people of color?
Hmmm… As a person of color myself (African-American) I agree. I think of great writers like Langston Hughes or Ralph Ellison (who is a cousin of mine, by the way) who are equally deserving. I suggested James Audubon to Andy as another good potential pick because a lot of people don’t know that he was of partial African heritage (his Mother was Black). No matter what, I support this effort.