Free Shipping in Australia on over 5 million books in stock
The Secret Life of the Pencil By Alex Hammond

The Secret Life of the Pencil
by Alex Hammond

In Stock
$28.99
inc. GST
The Secret Life of the Pencil presents a unique collection of close-up pictures of pencils from some of our foremost artists, designers, writers, architects and musicians.
Only 2 left

The Secret Life of the Pencil Summary


The Secret Life of the Pencil: Great Creatives and Their Pencils by Alex Hammond

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), William Boyd's is nicely aged and rusty, 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.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

About Alex Hammond


Alex Hammond is a designer specializing in product and packaging. He also applies his art and engineering background to the wider design field, producing branding, photography and CG visualizations. Mike Tinney is a British-born still life and documentary photographer. His clients include Casio, Dior, Gucci, Haagen Dazs, Jameson, Nike and Ted Baker.

Additional information

GOR008669088
The Secret Life of the Pencil: Great Creatives and Their Pencils by Alex Hammond
Alex Hammond
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Laurence King Publishing
2017-09-01
144
1786270838
9781786270832
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.