The Blackwing 55 celebrates the Golden Ratio. It’s a reminder to slow down and savor the beauty around us.
The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio often found in nature, art, and design. It gives the world around us composition and symmetry that, for reasons we don’t fully understand, we find beautiful. It appears in the spiral of a seashell, the uncurling of a fern, and many other natural structures. When applied to the arts, it becomes a tool for creating balanced, organic works. features a design inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers that approximate the Golden Ratio. It can even be applied in your day to day life by framing a portrait using photography’s “Rule of Thirds.”
The Blackwing Volume 55, released June 2022, features a silver ferrule, pink eraser, silver imprint, and balanced graphite. The width of each color block is the sum of the widths of the previous two color blocks (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, & 55mm). A simple formula with a magnificent result.