Tombow Pencil’s Stationery Goods for Schoolchildren
Anti-slip Easy to Grip Training Pencil Wins Kids Design Award 2020

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Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Kita-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Akihiro Ogawa) is pleased to announce that its “ippo!” series Anti-slip Easy to Grip Training Pencil has won the 2020 Kids Design Award, the 14th annual awards.


The prize-winning “ippo!” series Anti-slip Easy to Grip Training Pencil has an anti-slip coating, making it slip resistant even with sweaty hands, as well as a grip guide printed on the pencil, making it easy to hold and to provide the right writing pressure. The pencil was designed for schoolchildren, and was launched in autumn 2019. It enjoys great popularity for its writing pressure and ease of writing.

The special anti-slip treatment allows you to write smoothly with just a light touch, and the fine surface irregularities prevent your fingers from slipping when writing. While other anti-slip pencils may feel sticky or attract dust, this one feels nearly identical to standard pencils.


Product name   Anti-slip Easy to Grip Training Pencil
Launch date   October 25, 2019
Suggested retail price   1 dozen paper box: ¥720 (¥792 with tax) ,Twin pack (hexagonal only): ¥120 (¥132 with tax)
Product Details
Types   3-type hexagonal dozen box   3-type triangular dozen box, 2-type twin pack
Stock number   KB-KG01-2B, etc.
Date of receipt of the 2020 Kids Design Award   August 21, 2020

For more on the prize-winning products from the 2020 Kids Design Award, refer to the press release issued by the Kids Design Association.



Hexagonal type, 1 dozen box


Hexagon type, 2pcs pack


Triangular type, 1 dozen box


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