Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Luck Favors the Prepared
For today's Publishing Wednesday post we continue the pencil theme from last week. Alyson of Felt & Wire sent me this great video made by the folks at Elixir Design (who, full disclosure, design books for the same publishing house that employees me, and, as well, one of the designers who works there, Kyle Pierce, contributed to a much-beloved book of mine) when they were sharpening a whole bunch of pencils for their company Christmas presents. I can think of absolutely no reason why a video of five guys sitting quietly and sharpening pencils should be so entertaining, but it is. Also on the Elixir site, if you go to "about" and then to "people" (I can find no simple way to link to this, sorry) you will have another pleasing experience.