Saturday, November 30, 2013

Are Your pencils Sharp Enough?

This guy says you're doing it wrong...

David Rees, artisanal hand sharpener of Number 2 pencils, is at least partially serious about all of this.  The New Yorker had a good rundown on the project and Rees's book a while back...

But Rees isn’t messing about—or, at least, “messing about” is an inadequate phrase for the kind of immersive seriocomic undertaking he’s involved in here.
There's plenty more fun to be had on Rees's personal website (this isn't his only project) and his pencil sharpening site as well.

Happy sharpening!

(via LS)

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