There hasn’t been much innovation in the world of pencils since the eraser was added on. Sure there’s the mechanical pencil, but pencil purists like myself don’t really count those as true pencils. They are bastardizations of the ultimate writing instrument (you can’t dispute it, quill pen fans, don’t even try). Well designer Alexander Hulme has made a simple change to the pencil that just might change the way we think about pencils.
By adding a simple notch into a pencil, he has changed the entire dynamic of pencil storage. Now you can simply clip a pencil onto your shirt pocket, allowing easy access to the writing tool. Pocketability is no longer solely the domain of the pen. It’s a whole new world out there. Yes, I’m sure some wood shop teachers and whittlers out there have made their own versions of this before and you could too, unless you’re one of those (gasp) pen people. Argh.
ignant via 2day blog
4 thoughts on “Notched Pencil is the Biggest Innovation in Pencils Since the Eraser”
I bet it’s pretty weak though, like clips on cheap pens
It doesn’t cover the point, so it doesn’t 1) protect it from braking and 2) prevent marking up the inside of your pocket.
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