ALERT: We've added a voice to our Story of the Pencil. David Carson, one of the most influential designers of this century, jumped on board to share his perspective on the significance of the pencil in art. Help us push this campaign further than my vision.
ALERT: Not only did Carson join the project, Caroline from CW Pencils is looking forward to sharing her perspective on the pencil. Notice the two pencil books on the right side of her shelf below. Those interviews are in the bag. (Henry Petroski and David Rees.)
No.2, overlooked as a common tool, continues to lose dominance in a media saturated world. However, history tells a different story.
The Pencil changed everything. Invention, craftsmanship, art, engineering, manufacturing, government, history, and business are a result of the pencil. Although the Pencil technology provided a way to move thoughts to a tangible form, technology is never static.
As technology is a key focus to every aspect of society today, the pencil begins to lose its significance. With so many aspects of society existing in binary code, the pencil needs to be honored. We are in a battle against time. If we move away from using this analog piece of technology, what is society losing? How significant is the pencil to ingenuity? Should we care if the pencil shifts to the backseat?
No.2 film seeks to develop the historical significance of the pencil in a charming and emotional story of a common ordinary tool.
We have connected with the most prominent voices on the pencil to help tell this story. Help us finish the film and work towards getting this story to a larger audience.
Here's our first film poster externalized. It's heading to hang in the Regal Cinema in Knoxville for its premiere screening at the Knoxville Film Festival.
Risks and challenges
We understand the universal interpretive nature of the pencil. It's a symbol that we have experienced together from the beginning.
In order to tell this story, we targeted the most prominent voices on the pencil from a historical and future perspective.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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