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What Type of Pencil Is Perfect for You?

Whether you’re in class poring over algebra problems, at your work desk color coding your to-do list, or (dare I not mention) an appreciator of adult coloring books, here’s some good news we can all celebrate—pencils are making a comeback! We present to you a round-up of our newest, sharpest writing utensils, as unique and varied as the folks who like to use ’em.

So what kind of pencil person are you? Read on to find your perfect match.

For the Floral Fanatic

Marimekko Pencils

Who can resist the classic flowery “Unikko” pattern in five different colorways? Give a nod to spring with these bright and beautiful Marimekko Pencils.

For the Fine Art Lover

Mondrian Colored Pencils

Calling all art fans! This set of Mondrian Colored Pencils features the bold compositions of the beloved artist in red, blue, yellow, white, and black lead. Available for preorder here.

For the Fun & Spunky

Bright Ideas Colored Pencils

Why use normal colors when you can Prismatic Purple and Day-Glo Green? These Bright Ideas Metallic and Neon Colored Pencils are sure to add pizazz to every paper they touch. Available for preorder here and here.

For Those with a Sailor’s Mouth

Fucking Brilliant Pencils

Make your mark with these fancy-a** F*cking Brilliant Pencils. With gold foil stamping on each one, these pencils are a classy way to display your favorite profane phrases.

For the Extrovert

People Pencils

Why limit your friends to humans when they can also be your pencils? These cheerful People Pencils will make any written project that much friendlier. Available for preorder here.

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Which pencil is your favorite?

Sarah Lin Go

Sarah Lin Go

Sarah handles marketing for art books and stationery at Chronicle Books. You will often find her buying too many stationery products, cracking up about everything, and snacking on Haribo gummies.
Sarah Lin Go



  • Suzy Leopold March 30, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    So many creative pencils to choose from. My favorite package of pencils are the FOR THE EXTROVERT.


  • michelle radliff April 9, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I love the sailors mouth pencil best but the extrovert is pretty cool too!


  • Andrea April 10, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Love 🙂 Love 🙂 Love 🙂 Pens, Pencils, Stationary…..I know I’m not the only one that is not annoyed by the Office Max dudes who ask me 8000 times if I need help because I’m lingering too long in glittery pens and pencil bins! I just cannot decide!


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