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CELEBRATE BOOK WITH A SPECIAL DISCOUNT.
Last fall, in collaboration with Moleskine, we introduced Book, a handmade, custom-printed journal made right from within Paper. Today, our team is excited to announce that Book received a Gold IDEA in the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). To celebrate, we’re offering Book at a special discounted price of $25 USD through September 30th.
With Book, sketches created in the app are brought to life in a beautiful fifteen-page foldout created exclusively by Moleskine for Paper. Book rethinks print-on-demand, and was selected as an IDEA winner for its “brilliant digital and physical design execution.”
See how creators use Book to capture seasonal flavors, say thanks, share stories, commemorate projects and events, and make others smile. Book is the simplest and most beautiful way to share your ideas with others, and is available worldwide.
Download Paper for free to get started.

Center image courtesy of Michael Rose

CELEBRATE BOOK WITH A SPECIAL DISCOUNT.

Last fall, in collaboration with Moleskine, we introduced Book, a handmade, custom-printed journal made right from within Paper. Today, our team is excited to announce that Book received a Gold IDEA in the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). To celebrate, we’re offering Book at a special discounted price of $25 USD through September 30th.

With Book, sketches created in the app are brought to life in a beautiful fifteen-page foldout created exclusively by Moleskine for Paper. Book rethinks print-on-demand, and was selected as an IDEA winner for its “brilliant digital and physical design execution.”

See how creators use Book to capture seasonal flavorssay thanksshare storiescommemorate projects and events, and make others smile. Book is the simplest and most beautiful way to share your ideas with others, and is available worldwide.

Download Paper for free to get started.

Center image courtesy of Michael Rose

BOOK AND PENCIL SHINE AT 2014 IDEA
Last July, our team was honored to receive a Gold IDEA for Paper in digital design from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
This year, it was Book and Pencil’s time to shine. Book received top honors in digital design while Pencil won in both computer equipment and packaging categories.
Widely regarded as one of the preeminent design awards in the United States, the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is hosted by the IDSA each year to promote design excellence and to foster understanding of design’s impact on the quality of life and the economy.
We’re humbled by the recognition by IDSA and eager to continue developing tools that enable creativity around the world. It’s no small task, but we can’t imagine a more worthwhile goal.
Interested in joining us? We’re hiring.

BOOK AND PENCIL SHINE AT 2014 IDEA

Last July, our team was honored to receive a Gold IDEA for Paper in digital design from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

This year, it was Book and Pencil’s time to shine. Book received top honors in digital design while Pencil won in both computer equipment and packaging categories.

Widely regarded as one of the preeminent design awards in the United States, the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is hosted by the IDSA each year to promote design excellence and to foster understanding of design’s impact on the quality of life and the economy.

We’re humbled by the recognition by IDSA and eager to continue developing tools that enable creativity around the world. It’s no small task, but we can’t imagine a more worthwhile goal.

Interested in joining us? We’re hiring.

PENCIL: A TOOL IN THE MAKING
After a hiatus, our Making FiftyThree blog is back in action! Don’t miss our co-founder and hardware lead Jon Harris’ insightful look at the decisions that went into making Pencil and Surface Pressure. Here’s Pencil: A Tool In The Making.

PENCIL: A TOOL IN THE MAKING

After a hiatus, our Making FiftyThree blog is back in action! Don’t miss our co-founder and hardware lead Jon Harris’ insightful look at the decisions that went into making Pencil and Surface Pressure. Here’s Pencil: A Tool In The Making.

SURFACE PRESSURE FOR PENCIL.
COMING THIS FALL.

Pencil, called “the best iPad stylus” by Wired and The Verge, is about to get better. Today we’re excited to announce Surface Pressure, a new feature that uses Pencil’s uniquely-designed tip. Surface Pressure comes to Pencil with the release of iOS 8 this Fall.

Same Pencil, More Expressive

Pencil’s tapered tip was inspired by the expressive richness of real pencil points, which allow creators to change the character of the line with the angle of the tip. With Surface Pressure you’ll be able to control the lines you create based on how much of Pencil’s tip or eraser is in contact with your iPad. Use the point for fine details or the angled edge for broad strokes. Surface Pressure unlocks new capabilities for each of Paper's toolsfill faster as you draw, shade as you sketch, or carve away in varying widths as you erase.

Stay in the flow and change drawing styles simply by changing the way you hold Pencilno stopping to fuss with the settings menu. This new feature is unique to Pencil and will be unlocked for all existing Pencil users with an update to Paper this Fall.

Commitment to Customers Old and New

We’re committed to always improving the products we build—not only for new creators, but for everyone who’ve been with us since day one. Pencil launched last November with palm rejection, flip-to-erase, and blend as core features. Surface Pressure builds on Pencil’s simplicity by unlocking a new spectrum of expressive possibilities.

Surface Pressure will come as a free software upgrade to the original Pencil this Fall with the release of iOS 8. U.S. and Canada customers can buy Pencil now on our online Store and on Amazon. We’re working hard to bring Pencil to international customers, too. Sign up to be notified when it’s available near you.

A PENCIL FOR YOUR THOUGHTS.
Your feedback helps us make our products better and we would love to hear from you. Our survey takes about five minutes to complete (yup, we timed it) and all your responses will be kept confidential.
In appreciation of your time, we will enter your name for a chance to win a free Pencil. Please click here to begin. 
Thank you in advance!

A PENCIL FOR YOUR THOUGHTS.

Your feedback helps us make our products better and we would love to hear from you. Our survey takes about five minutes to complete (yup, we timed it) and all your responses will be kept confidential.

In appreciation of your time, we will enter your name for a chance to win a free Pencil. Please click here to begin. 

Thank you in advance!

PENCIL. INTRODUCTORY PRICE ENDING SOON.
For just two more weeks, Pencil will be available at the introductory price for U.S. and Canada orders. There’s never been a better time to surprise a friend with Pencil, or treat yourself!
Pencil was named “the best iPad stylus yet” by both Wired and The Verge, and won a Crunchie for Best Design. Your feedback has been invaluable as we strive to build the best tools for mobile creation while providing a customer experience you’d recommend to others.
Here’s how we’ve improved…
Faster Shipping. 
Long waits are over. Pencil will now ship in 2-5 business days in the U.S., and 4-8 business days to Canada.
International Customers.
We’re working hard to make Pencil available to our international fans. We want this to happen as much as you do and will have more information on international availability very soon. Sign up now to be notified when Pencil becomes available in your country. Even better, sign up before April 30th and hold a special discount on Pencil when it becomes available. 
As always, we appreciate your support.
Both Walnut and Graphite are available in the U.S. and Canada at the introductory discount price until April 30th. Buy Pencil at shop.fiftythree.com.

PENCIL. INTRODUCTORY PRICE ENDING SOON.

For just two more weeks, Pencil will be available at the introductory price for U.S. and Canada orders. There’s never been a better time to surprise a friend with Pencil, or treat yourself!

Pencil was named “the best iPad stylus yet” by both Wired and The Verge, and won a Crunchie for Best Design. Your feedback has been invaluable as we strive to build the best tools for mobile creation while providing a customer experience you’d recommend to others.

Here’s how we’ve improved…

Faster Shipping.

Long waits are over. Pencil will now ship in 2-5 business days in the U.S., and 4-8 business days to Canada.

International Customers.

We’re working hard to make Pencil available to our international fans. We want this to happen as much as you do and will have more information on international availability very soon. Sign up now to be notified when Pencil becomes available in your country. Even better, sign up before April 30th and hold a special discount on Pencil when it becomes available.

As always, we appreciate your support.

Both Walnut and Graphite are available in the U.S. and Canada at the introductory discount price until April 30th. Buy Pencil at shop.fiftythree.com.

FOLLOW MAD MEN PREMIERE ON PAPER
This Sunday, April 13th, the final season of Mad Men premieres and it’s going to be live sketched in Paper by the inimitable Liza Donnelly!
For the past thirty years, Liza has been one of The New Yorker’s main cartoonists, wryly documenting decades of history, culture, politics, and social movements. Liza also happens to be an avid Paper creator, and has used our tools to pioneer the live sketching movement on Twitter and Medium. Most recently, she used Paper to capture the Grammys, from Beyonce’s barely-there ensembles, to Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk’s head trappings.
However, sketching isn’t just documentation, it’s interpretation, and Liza’s creations offer biting cultural commentary, often with a feminist slant. Gender roles have been an ongoing theme in Mad Men and we’re looking forward to seeing Liza’s take on the final season’s opening act. Her sketches will be posted on newyorker.com starting at 10/9c, and we’ll be sharing her work on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook as well.
Follow Liza on Twitter, and be sure check out her terrific new book of cartoons, Women On Men.

FOLLOW MAD MEN PREMIERE ON PAPER

This Sunday, April 13th, the final season of Mad Men premieres and it’s going to be live sketched in Paper by the inimitable Liza Donnelly!

For the past thirty years, Liza has been one of The New Yorker’s main cartoonists, wryly documenting decades of history, culture, politics, and social movements. Liza also happens to be an avid Paper creator, and has used our tools to pioneer the live sketching movement on Twitter and Medium. Most recently, she used Paper to capture the Grammys, from Beyonce’s barely-there ensembles, to Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk’s head trappings.

However, sketching isn’t just documentation, it’s interpretation, and Liza’s creations offer biting cultural commentary, often with a feminist slant. Gender roles have been an ongoing theme in Mad Men and we’re looking forward to seeing Liza’s take on the final season’s opening act. Her sketches will be posted on newyorker.com starting at 10/9c, and we’ll be sharing her work on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook as well.

Follow Liza on Twitter, and be sure check out her terrific new book of cartoons, Women On Men.

MADE WITH PAPER. CARGITO.

One of the best parts about working at FiftyThree is how often we’re inspired by our users. We love being at the heart of creation’s nascency, those early stages where ideas aren’t fully formed and full of possibility. Sometimes notes and sketches stay as just that, wonderful and crazy ideas, and sometimes they continue to take shape and eventually evolve into finished products. We’ve had designers sketch ideas for what became clothing and accessories, UX designs that became websites or iPhone and Android apps, playful creations that became children’s toys, architectural sketches that became foundations for houses, the list goes on.

When Mike Macadaan wrote in to tell us about Cord Tacos and Corditos, however, we wondered if he had engineered a tasty new snack using Paper. Turns out, they’re a line of beautifully designed leather goods for storing electronic cords. Particularly cool for us was the fact that Paper is a core tool in his design process, and that his most recent product–a leather iPad charging case called Cargito–was optimized to perfectly fit Pencil. You can see some of Mike’s ideas on Paper up on top.

The result of those ideas? The Cargito Air Charging iPad Case along with its compact counterpart.

Cargito will be ready to ship this Spring. In the meantime, you can pre-order Cargito on the company’s site, This is Ground. We’re not the only ones digging Mike’s products: Wired, Complex, and Cool Hunting have also taken note of his clean, simple designs and beautiful craftsmanship.

Are you making something with Paper? Share with us how you use our app in your creative process.

NOW OPEN! SEE FIFTYTHREE NYC.

After two years working out of a sixth floor walk-up, our New York City team has a new home: the historic art-deco building at 60 Hudson. Together with celebrated architect Laura Gonzalez Fierro, we remodeled the southwest corner with the aim to bring technology, design, ideas, and community together.

In March, we celebrated the opening of our new HQ with an office warming party, inviting friends and colleagues to view the new space and enjoy delicious bites catered by All Good Things, music by DJ Vikam and live sketches in Paper by Alon Chitayat of Subway Stories.

We like to say that “FiftyThree is the space to create” and we’re thrilled that our workspace has begun to reflect this ethos. Our mission is to enable creativity and to bring creative minds together to share inspiration and ideas. To that end, we hosted our first open workshop with New York Times bestselling author Austin Kleon last week, and currently on display are original works by renowned artist Miriam Cabessa.

Here’s to embracing many more opportunities to create and collaborate. Our door is always open.

To learn more, check out articles written about our new digs in FastCo Labs, ArchDaily, Inhabitat, Design Boom, and Architizer.

Photos by Matthew Williams

NO. 2 PENCIL. SHARPER THAN EVER.
Sharp minds require sharp tools. To that end, we’re excited to announce No. 2 Pencil, the latest in our essential suite of tools for creativity. It’s the easiest way to write on a piece of paper, and is a cool combination of tradition and thriftiness. No. 2 Pencil’s special expressive features, Erase and Ready-To-Write™ technology, open up a whole new world of creative possibilities.
No. 2 Pencil comes in at least two models—“School Bus Yellow” and “Brunswick Green” depending on whether you’re in Wisconsin or Windsor, England.
It’s been a long road to bring No. 2 Pencil into the world. Those of you who have been following the FiftyThree story may have wondered what on earth is the Seattle team working on? We’re thrilled to finally shine light on their top secret project.You’ll find that the same thoughtful attention to detail you appreciate in our software has been applied in equal measure to every aspect of No. 2 Pencil. Crafting them from trees in Seattle has been a complex endeavor, and doing it well requires people with experience ranging from tree climbing and sawing, to eraser molding. We even did the product photography!
No. 2 Pencil is a collaboration between many remarkable people at FiftyThree, in both Seattle and New York, who lovingly attended to No. 2 Pencil’s details through many late nights. We also owe a debt of gratitude to our friends and family who bought a couple of No. 2 Pencils each. Learn more about our latest product on the FiftyThree website.

NO. 2 PENCIL. 
SHARPER THAN EVER.

Sharp minds require sharp tools. To that end, we’re excited to announce No. 2 Pencil, the latest in our essential suite of tools for creativity. It’s the easiest way to write on a piece of paper, and is a cool combination of tradition and thriftiness. No. 2 Pencil’s special expressive features, Erase and Ready-To-Write™ technology, open up a whole new world of creative possibilities.

No. 2 Pencil comes in at least two models—“School Bus Yellow” and “Brunswick Green” depending on whether you’re in Wisconsin or Windsor, England.

It’s been a long road to bring No. 2 Pencil into the world. Those of you who have been following the FiftyThree story may have wondered what on earth is the Seattle team working on? We’re thrilled to finally shine light on their top secret project.You’ll find that the same thoughtful attention to detail you appreciate in our software has been applied in equal measure to every aspect of No. 2 Pencil. Crafting them from trees in Seattle has been a complex endeavor, and doing it well requires people with experience ranging from tree climbing and sawing, to eraser molding. We even did the product photography!

No. 2 Pencil is a collaboration between many remarkable people at FiftyThree, in both Seattle and New York, who lovingly attended to No. 2 Pencil’s details through many late nights. We also owe a debt of gratitude to our friends and family who bought a couple of No. 2 Pencils each. Learn more about our latest product on the FiftyThree website.