The Shorty pencil from Worther has been a long-standing classic with us at Bureau, and so it only seems fair to announce that we have a new colour in the family – purple. The Shorty pencil, for those that haven’t come across it, is a chunky little thing, with an angled barrel and a nice fat 3mm soft graphite lead. Apparently it can write on almost any material, from wood to metal, plastic to glass (with red leads) and even x-rays (white leads). I can’t say I’ve tried it out to those extremes so it can’t be verified, but it is a recommended little pencil. Find out more about it, the other colours and the coloured leads.