Venus

Posted in Fortune Magazine by DCroy on 27 April 2009

Again with the glorious full page ad for something so quotidian (but to us scribblers, so intimate) as a dime-a-throw pencil.

The good ol green alligators.

The good ol' green alligators.

Nice hand-done lettering, and I dig the alligator pattern at the bottom. But I have to wonder what kind of graphite-diluting agent makes for the cut rate “Velvets.”

Somehow not the same, now that it’s Faber Castell/Sanford/Whatever. Amazing the peregrinations of that little green brand. Just a pencil. But not just a pencil, I guess.

And here’s a nice article on Sarg.

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