This'll Sharpen the Lead in Your Pencil!
Artisanal … pencil-sharpening?
Well, yes, actually.
As both a commentary on the obsessive and precious arcanery of that subset of modern humanity that some call hipsters … and as a true, righteous activity in itself.
As promoted by, explained by, illustrated by one David Rees in the new book from Melville House: How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening.
That's David Rees –
whom you may recall from such brilliances as
My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable
and Get Your War On ... ?
Yes, that's right: The man himself.
Live. In person. At BookPeople tonight.
Pencils, watch the fuck out.