menu

The Subtle Art Of Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

The Subtle Art Of Artisanal Pencil Sharpening
Advertising

Possibly as commentary on the current trendy status enjoyed by all things "handcrafted" and "rustic," artist David Rees has opened up hyper-niche service.

Dan Gould
  • 12 august 2010

Possibly as commentary on the current trendy status enjoyed by all things “handcrafted” and “rustic,” artist David Rees has opened up an artisanal pencil sharpening service. The creator of Get Your War On will hand-sharpen any pencil you send him (or give you one of his) for $15. $60 will get you a sharpened pencil and a limited edition print.

The LA Times reports:

Why would a man whose cartoon was made of clip art turn to the pencil? “I’ve always loved the iconic No. 2 pencil,” he explained. “When I was working for the 2010 census, we were each issued No. 2 pencils and a manual sharpener. We all sharpened our pencils on the first day of training, and I was like, ‘I’m feeling this. This rules. I like sharpening pencils.’ It had been a while since I had done it. And the more I thought about it, the more I was like, ‘If I could figure out how to get paid to sharpen pencils, I would be happy.’ So I decided to become an artisanal pencil sharpener.”

Whether out of a serious love of a hyper-niche handicraft, or as a performance art criticism, it’s a fascinating endeavor nonetheless.

LA Times: “For the person who has everything: artisanal pencil sharpening”

Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

+#advertising
+#culture
+#design
+Advertising
+Art
+artisanal
+culture
+Culture
+Design
+handcrafted
+Luxury
+performance art
Trending

Upscale Delivery Service Points To The Future Of The Cannabis Industry

Luxury
NEW TREND REPORT


RETAIL SNAPSHOT IN LA

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to the city's retail experiments.

DOWNLOAD TODAY

PSFK EVENTS


PSFK 2017 Conference

Ranked #1 of the Most Innovative Conferences of 2016 by Inc. Magazine


BUY YOUR TICKETS, MAY 19

Advertising february 23, 2017
Automotive february 23, 2017
No search results found.