Secret Life of the Pencil Book | Studio AS-CC

Client

Secret Pencils x Lawrence King Publishers

Project

The Secret Life of the Pencil Book

Discipline

Brand Identity
Print Design

Project Description

Since software programs have come to dominate offices and studios, the pencil has become a symbol for creative freedom.

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 £3,000 (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.

Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC
Secret Life of the Pencil Book – Studio AS-CC

Project Description

Since software programs have come to dominate offices and studios, the pencil has become a symbol for creative freedom.

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 £3,000 (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.