Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pencil Pushers

Urbandictionary.com defines a pencil pusher as: "someone who works in an incredibly boring job. Most likely the person themselves also exudes extreme boringness."


I think working at and/or with Third Degree is probably the most opposite to boring you can get.

Though we do seem to have an eerie attraction to pencils around here.


Especially jumbo pencils.


Notice the "KingRoy" inscription. This is mounted in our CEO's corner of the agency.

Or jumbo-jumbo ones.


Even pencils with mustaches.


Which is why after one of our Third Degree-ers tweeted about this pencil artist yesterday, I just had to share.


via telegraph.co.uk and kidrobot

His name is Dalton Ghetti and he makes these amazing miniature pencil sculptures.



via telegraph.co.uk and kidrobot

"These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years. Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collection. One of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts."




Now, how to make friends with him so he gifts us one of his creations? I wonder if he's on Twitter? #unboringpencilpusher

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