The Six Mile Pencil encourages you to draw.
It illustrates how far you've drawn by using a mile ruler printed on it’s body and contains enough graphite to draw six miles.
The pencil will be produced by one of the last remaining pencil manufacturers in England, Chambers pencils, a 90 year old family run business.
In a bid to create an honest low tech product, the six mile pencil was born from the idea of encouraging people to get back in touch with the almost redundant skill of using a pencil. The pencil displays how many miles of graphite you have used and how far your thoughts have travelled. With every hand drawn sketch, memo or offensive doodle of your boss, you can visibly see how far you've drawn and fist pump the air at every milestone. The pencils are available in both mile and kilometre variations. So whether it be a half a mile or five miles, the more you draw, the better you get.
We spent time testing and calculating the reduction in pencil graphite Vs distance traveled. Just one of our pencils contains enough graphite to draw 6 Miles/10KM of wonder. To put it another way, you could draw one continuous line from good old London all the way to New York with only 576 (and a half) pencils!! I know right!!?
This is your chance to own a unique artwork by legendary artist, illustrator and overall cool dude Jon Burgerman.
Not only that but if you are the lucky backer your portrait will be featured within the artwork. Mind Blown!
Check out more of his work http://jonburgerman.com/ . We'd love you to shout about it using these handles @jonburgerman / @LyonandLyon_
The Six Mile Drawing is a collaboration between ourselves and award winning artist Roanna Wells.The drawing will be made up of layer upon layer of intricate pencil strokes. She will do this using the entirety of a Six Mile Pencil, once the pencil has run out the drawing will be complete. One lucky backer will receive six miles worth of artwork.
The drawing will be similar to the examples below:
Supporting Local Suppliers
We chose our pencil manufacturer based on quality, locality and most importantly heritage. Chambers pencils have been in the pencil industry for more than 90 years, it was established by Fred Chambers and has remained a family business ever since.
Development & Testing
For more info see our FAQ.
We are Lyon&Lyon, a small but talented design agency who create anything from products,interiors, to branding and everything else in between.
Our mission is to create fun, intriguing and uninhibited designs that make people smile.
Thanks for your time.
Risks and challenges
Biggest risk is Christmas delivery, disappointed faces on the day is our drive. To avoid this we have had picked local suppliers specially for their speed, quality and our existing relationships with them. We minimized number of links in the chain by reducing all the manufacturing and fulfilment services to just two suppliers. We've had years of dealing with product launch deadlines, this is something we are very comfortable with.
We are a working design agency so other projects will be running alongside this but we have a dedicated team set-up to deal with all events pre, during and post the Kickstarter campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Support this project
- (30 days)