The other day I did a quick search for what had been my favorite drawing material while in art school; the Cretacolor Monolith Woodless Pencils—as referenced in my post about Hugh Ferriss. My search turned up a real gem of a website called Leaderholder.com. This guy loves lead!! And everything that goes with it. The site’s photo galleries are a virtual treasure trove of beautiful, vintage and modern lead packaging.
But it doesn’t stop there. You can also browse a nice display of drafting supply catalogs (covers and interior pages) as well as vintage print ads from various pencil manufacturers. I always admire the devotion it must require to maintain and share a collection of beautiful—yet often overlooked—items like these.