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Buddy Bregman

© 1956 Richard Tolbert/AP

Buddy Bregman (1930-2017) was a composer, arranger, and conductor who worked with some of the most notable musicians of the 20th century, including Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Bing Crosby, and Ella Fitzgerald to name only a few. 26 more words


Keeping the Books

The Eberhard Faber Company suffered a devastating fire in 1872, destroying their first factory which was situated along the East River. At the time it was reported to have been a total loss, but remarkably this ledger book survived. 91 more words


Contour Drawing

The following stills are from a 1967 educational/instructional film about contour drawing. This Eberhard Faber Blackwing still has the black-banded ferrule:

If you look closely, you’ll see that this pencil also has a custom stamp: “M. 64 more words


Bear Creek

Just back from a return visit to Pennsylvania, and this video is a very brief preview of what I’ve been working on. The scope of things has expanded considerably, so for now I’m capturing what I can when I can. 43 more words


Passing The Barre Exam

The trees are turning in Wilkes-Barre and neighboring Bear Creek, Pennsylvania, where I recently visited for a few days. This is my third trip but I’m no closer to knowing the definitive pronunciation of “Barre.” It was a little easier to know when to switch to… 90 more words


Eberhard Faber: Mongols, etc.

Further escapades in pencil B-roll (no audio this time).


Seven Days in May (1964)

Andrew Duggan receives an Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 from Kirk Douglas (whose back is to the camera), in the 1964 political thriller Seven Days In May… 7 more words

Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602