The Secret Life of the Pencil: Great Creatives and Their Pencils | Author: 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), 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.
Author: Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney
21cm x 15cm
B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World | Author: Deyan Sudjic
Design is a unique way of understanding the world around us. This book is an essential tool kit for decoding contemporary culture. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine...
Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything | Author: Alan Moore
So much goes unnoticed. We multi-task, switch between screens, work faster. When was the last time you paused to consider a beautifully made object or stunning natural landscape? Yet this...
Connecting: Harness Your Emotions to Enhance Your Creativity | Author: Paulina Larocca
Want to learn how to cultivate your creativity to live a more emotionally rewarding life?Connecting is an homage to our creative forces. Each page is an illustrative example designed to...