Japanese Stationery Company Develops Transparent Eraser to Let You See What You’re Erasing

Transparent Eraser by Seed

The first eraser was invented in 1770 by English engineer Edward Nairne, and it has since been updated by various manufacturers into countless types, shapes, and sizes. But this staple correction tool has always had one flaw—you can’t see what you’re rubbing out. This is now a problem of the past thanks to Japanese stationery brand Seed. The company has been making erasers since the 1950s, but it has recently released a new design: a transparent eraser.

Seed came up with the concept of a see-through eraser 5 years ago, but spent some time developing the perfect formula that wouldn’t crumble on the page. The clear rubber material helps users erase pencil lines with maximum precision, making them the perfect tool for artists. The creators call the transparent eraser Clear Radar, and you can now find it in stationery stores across Japan.

Japanese stationery brand Seed designed this transparent eraser that allows you to see what you're rubbing out.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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