No.2, overlooked as a common tool, continues to lose dominance in a media saturated world. However, history tells a different story.
We’ve selected the most prominent voices regarding the pencil and seek to tell a broader story of the pencil. Yes, the history of the pencil is fascinating. Henry Petroski gives us a compelling reason to think about the pencil historically. Yet, have you thought about the sociological and psychological elements of this simple tool? Lastly, we consider a media ecological perspective of the standard wood-cased pencil.
No.2 film seeks to develop the historical significance of the pencil in a charming and emotional story of a common ordinary tool.