I try not to think of pencils as objects of art. They are there to serve. Still, some pencils are so beautifully made they take your breath away. As I mentioned in a previous post, there was an Eagle factory in Québec, where they manufactured these Canadiana colored pencils, as well as Canadian Mirado graphite pencils. I am particularly taken with the maple leaves on the carton (there really are a lot of maple trees in Canada!), as well as the “Canadiana” typeface. This is going to be a great souvenir of our time here.