Staedtler have been making high-quality writing instruments in Germany since 1835. They started out making pencils, and you may well remember their distinctive yellow and black striped Norris pencils from your schooldays. Staedtler have continued to innovate over the years, and nowadays their Mars Lumograph pencils are popular with many professional arts and designers, while their incredibly versatile Pigment Liners are excellent for sketching, technical drawing and writing.