Pencils & A Pen: A Survey of 1980s Japanese Novelty Pencils Produced During the Emergence of Personal Computing. English with Japanese translations, Pencils & A Pen by Laura Foxman is a photographic survey of 1980s Japanese novelty pencils and their designs. These pencils, originally distributed through stationary and children's stores, found popularity at the dawn of personal computing and have come to represent a bygone era of handwriting culture. An introductory essay relates handwriting to notable twentieth-century Japanese aesthetic surveys praising the mysterious beauty of everyday object that meaningfully connect the user to design culture. Photographs by Michael Judge, graphic design by Neil Donnelly.
- 4.25" x 10.25" x 0.5"
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