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IF Kids :: The Perfect Pencil Point

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Ghetti Alphabet
Dalton Ghetti carves miniature sculptures from discarded pencils, stubs worn with age and forgotten on the ground.  He reworks them with careful precision, some sculptures no larger than a grain of sand.  Using a sewing needle to carefully whittle away the graphite, his sculptures can take years to create.
Ghetti Boot  Ghetti Little House

David Rees on the other hand takes the craft of pencil sharpening in a different direction, striving for the perfect point.  Ever since hearing his recent radio interview on NPR, I’ve become obsessed with the desire to own a pencil certified as a dangerous object.  In this case, perhaps it’s the pencil that’s mightier than the sword.

Do you have a collection of pencil stubs you can’t bear to toss out?  Do you collect pencils with your name or from each o f the 50 states?  We would love to see them!  Photograph your collection and show us over on Illustration Friday Kids Facebook page.





Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
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Posted by Thomas James on 03/20/13 under IF Kids
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