Amusing Pencil Portraits (10 pics)




Photographer Mike Tinney and designer Alex Hammond realised how important pencils still were nowadays in the creative process. The tiniest sketch at the corner of a page could lead to the most magnificent building. A lot more direct, from the idea to the paper, pencils are used in many different ways by the world’s top designers. The two creatives decided to make portraits of these architects, designers, and all around geniuses by photographing their pens and linking them to their work, in a great book called  The Secret Life of the Pencil , available on  Laurence King .

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

Celia Birtwell

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

William Boyd

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

Dave Eggers

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

Tracey Emin

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

Thomas Heatherwick

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

Henry Holland

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

Anish Kapoor

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

Nick Park

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

Gerald Scarfe

still life pencils design creativity Portrait portraits paper pens

David Shrigley




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