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The Secret Life of the Pencil: Great Creatives and their Pencils

The Secret Life of the Pencil: Great Creatives and their Pencils (Hardback)

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Since software programs have come to dominate offices and studios, the pencil has become a symbol for creative freedom. In other words, the work you do on the computer is what you do for work, to pay the rent, whereas the stuff you do with your pencil is the stuff you do for fun. Apart from stimulating the world's most important creative minds, the pencil has become the modern creative's ultimate fetish. This book presents a unique collection of close-up pictures of pencils from some of our foremost artists, designers, writers, architects and musicians. What makes these pictures compelling is the fact that they somehow reflect the creative personalities of their owners: Philippe Starck's is a stylish black and red, Paul Smith's is a classic jewel-like thing worth GBP3,000 (a present from Jonathan Ive), while Anish Kapoor's is sculpted into a mini ArcelorMittal Orbital tower. The pictures are complemented by material such as sketches, quotes and brief interviews, giving a further insight into the workings of these great creative minds.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArts: general issues & reference Publisher: Laurence King Publishing Publication Date: 01/09/2017 ISBN-13: 9781786270832  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mike Tinney is photographer whose work focusses on still life projects. His clients include Casio, Dior, Gucci, Haagen Dazs, Jameson, Luta, Conde Nast Traveler, Metro and The Telegraph Magazine. Alex Hammond is a designer specialising in product and packaging. He also applies his art and engineering background to the wider design field, creating designs, images, moving images and objects.

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