Ortie Design Bullet pencil

Ortie Design Bullet pencil

Here is an excellent new pencil concept from France’s Ortie Design.

Novelty and alternate pencil designs appear regularly enough, but most seem to have the objective (often achieved) of gaining a quick smile. Here is one I like, because it is so thought provoking and disturbing.

Ortie Design Bullet pencil

The comic book “PAN!” probably needs no translation.

Ortie Design Bullet pencil

The images are used with the permission of Ortie Design, with copyright and all rights reserved by Ortie Design.

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In 2009, hemmant jha sent some really interesting pencils this way. Mainstays of India such as the Nataraj and Camlin, these contributions truly rounded out the blog’s international coverage.

hemmant is not just a pencil aficionado – he is also an industrial designer and architect with an M. Arch. from Yale. His firm thinkmore is the designer of products such as the SONY ICF-M1000 desktop radio.

Right now, hemmant needs your support for an important project – Wheelwell. Wheelwell is a non-profit organization devoted to improving wheelchairs, and ultimately the lives of people with physical disabilities. With an impressive roster of accomplished designers and engineers serving as Wheelwell’s directors, advisors, and staff, they are capable of making an impact in their field. But, their project needs funding.

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