‘Six Mile Pencil’ Illustrates How Far You Have Drawn, Encouraging Creation
Distance, not time, is the new measure of dedication to your craft
Anyone with established drawing skills will tell you that it took hours and hours of practice to get where they are today. To help encourage more people to draw, and give them a way to track their progress, design agency Lyon&Lyon; has created the Six Mile Pencil. Not only does it have enough graphite to draw for six miles, it’s also got a ruler on the body that tells you how many miles you’ve drawn so far.
The designers created the Six Mile Pencil so that people could get back in touch with the almost redundant skill of using a pencil. As it says on their Kickstarter page, “With every hand drawn sketch, memo or offensive doodle of your boss, you can visibly see how far you’ve drawn and fist pump the air at every milestone.”