Pencils come in a variety of shape, size, color and texture. They are used for writing, drawing and coloring. However, pencils become useless after they are sharpened for a number of times. While most of us simply throw these used pencils and buy a new one, some designers rely on these used pencils to produce striking pieces of art.
1) Dalton Ghetti’s art:
An artist of extraordinary finesse and caliber Dalton Ghetti, produces masterpieces carved out of graphite in a pencil. Most of the pencil he uses, are spent out pencils. Using the leftover pencils he creates tiny sculptures using razor blades, sculpting knifes and sewing needles. His mesmerizing line of art includes a single rice grain size teardrop for the victims of 9/11, a line of English alphabets and a lot more.
2) Jennifer Maestre’s art:
Unlike most artists who use pencils to draw or sketch their art, Jennifer Maestre uses pencils to create her art forms. Using these small, and quite anonymous objects, Jennifer has created exquisite sculptures, with a range of vivid colors and mind-blowing textures. The sculptures are not only colorful and aesthetically beautiful, but also they help the minds to be imaginative.
3) Christina Quisumbing-Ramilo’s art:
Christina Quisumbing-Ramilo has used pencils of different lengths, colors, textures and shapes to produce some excellent pieces of artwork. Using loads of pencils and gluing them together she has produced some excellent sculpture of various kinds. The use of colorful and varying length pencils gives the sculptures a unique look altogether.
4) Pencil iPad Stand:
This design and use of pencil is just awesome in terms of its creativity and brilliantly simple design. The design is made from six pencils with erasers and four elastic bands. The pencils need to be tied together with the elastic bands in a specific manner, and viola you have a trendy iPad stand in front of you. The design being very simple, allows you to use different pencils, and experiment with your iPad stand, and make it something of your liking too. An excellent example of practical yet minimal design, it can inspire you to rack the creative genius in you and you can start designing some accessory on your own.
5) Pencil Chair:
Anon Pairot, a designer based in Singapore puts together a bunch of pencils and creates marvelous lamps and chairs. The pencils are held together giving a different look and design to the chair. The chair doesn’t give a sense of comfort but looks beautiful. The lamp on the other hand has been designed with a lot of crevices, through which light can filter out, lighting up all corners of the lamp. The gaps in-between the pencils also allows warmth from the lamp to filter out.
6) The 500 Colored Pencils of Felissimo:
Launched by the Japanese company Felissimo, the color pencils are a unique product in themselves. They come in a wide variety of vivid colors. A variety of âdesktop holdersâ and âcolor waveâ are designed by the company, which can be your canvas. Use this canvas and the range of color pencils, with the artistic mind of yours and create masterpieces you can boast. The modular wall display can make your walls come alive with the vibrant color display. The unique colors are too tempting to resist.
7) Pencil Furniture:
Made completely of sharpened pencils, this furniture has an awesome look. The texture is also different. Loads of sharpened pencils are used to design them. They also inspire you to visualize on your own. These furniture units are a cool and different form of recycled art.
8) Pencil lampshade:
Using a specialized kit available on the market, along with thirty pencils, an icosahedron shaped object can be made. The object will be approximately 15 inch in diameter and can be used as a lampshade, an educational object or just and abstract piece of art. The use of different pencils in terms of their shape, color, and texture can make the object appear different and fun too.
Let your imaginative tides flow and you can just visualize and make more interesting things by recycling or reusing pencils. Though the best recycle or reuse is to give away the pencils to children, and make the most for what they have been created, still it would not be a bad idea to fill up a coffee mug with colorful pencils of different sizes and shape resembling a flower vase in full.