Blackwing's latest limited edition release, Volume 6, is bound to brighten up your day with its dazzling neon colour scheme. The high-contrast electric blue and vibrant red make a striking combo, offset by a glossy black ferrule for some pure 80s rain-slick lustre – dramatic, cinematic, and unmissable. In 1912, French engineer Georges Claude installed the world’s first neon sign above a barbershop in Paris. His vibrant, tubular lights soon adorned the storefronts of small businesses around the world and symbolised the entrepreneurial drive that formed the backbone of their communities. Even today, neon lights up the windows of urban icons like restaurants, record stores and nightclubs; places that make up the very soul of our home cities. Blackwing's Volume 6 release celebrates those independent businesses and their entrepreneurial spirit. Each set comes with six neon red and six neon blue pencils inspired by the iconic neon “Open” sign. Each pencil features a black ferrule, black imprint, Blackwing's soft graphite core, and a contrasting neon eraser. The number 6 is a nod to the six Noble Gases which give neon lights their distinct colours. This release supports the Small Business Relief Fund as they work to help small businesses keep their lights on.