One of the implicit goals of Pencil Revolution was to change the way that people think about pencils and to win the humble pencil back its place with gel pens, fountain pens and computers. This goal became explicit over time, and was coupled with the project of creating enough buzz that pencil manufacturers would take notice and [re]introduce quality pencils like the old days.
We think it might be boasting a bit — but might also still be true, nonetheless — to claim that we have had some success. But perhaps the popularity of pencils like the Palomino that you heard about here first and the increasing availablity of gear like KUM sharpeners and Don’s Pencil Things attest to a least a moderate degree of change in people’s perception of the pencil.
But, someone asked, “Is the Revolution over?”
Is a revolution over when it has achieved its goals? Maybe it shouldn’t be, since there is always more to accomplish and always accomplishments to defend. But posting will nonetheless lose much of its frequency (as it has this summer), due to a major [physical] relocation of our editor and some other reasons. But we’re still here.
Infinite thanks to all Comrades who keep the fighting the good fight, in the studios, coffeeshops, pencil-blogs and trenches. Pencil Revolution never would have lasted this long without you.