#96 Pencil & Eraser


#96 Pencil & Eraser
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Well, I wrote an entire arti­cle about this mon­th’s Amper­Art piece, #96 Pen­cil & Eraser…but most of it got erased. Wish I’d writ­ten it out in pen­cil — takes a lot more effort to erase graphite than it is to acci­den­tal­ly hit the delete key.

When I get a chance I’ll write it again. I dis­cov­ered some inter­est­ing his­to­ry about the pen­cil & eras­er, includ­ing some quirky habits about its users, which I’d like to share with you.

Till then here are some images to bring back mem­o­ries (if you’re old enough to remem­ber pen­cils, not just pixels)…

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Three different erasers - pink for pencil, artgum and soft.

 

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chaz sez ...

chewed up


Production notes for #96 Pencil & Eraser:
Original size: 20x30 inches
Program: Adobe Photoshop
Fonts: Rockwell, Kaufmann
Ampersand: hand-​drawn with Photoshop brush, mezzotint & blur added
Colors: sampled from Dixon-​Ticonderoga & Eberhard Faber pencils, Pink Pearl eraser

For pro­fes­sion­al graph­ic design, please vis­it Des­i­mone Design.

Desimone? Damn good!

Enjoy & share…

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