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The Pencil Factory: An Oral History

From Print Magazine February 2013

By Rob Walker

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SKU# U7176

You'll Love This Download If:

  • You want a real look into design history as it's being made
  • You want to know more about The Pencil Factory in Brooklyn
  • You're interested in hearing about this place straight from the very designers who put it on the map

According to New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, the six-story art deco building at 47–61 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn was built in 1924 for the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. Today, many in the design world know this place as the Pencil Factory. Perhaps they’re familiar with its history, even though Faber shut down its Brooklyn operations in 1956. But it’s more likely that they know of it for the unusual number of talented illustrators, art directors, and designers who have been working from various shared studio spaces in the building over the past seven years.

In this download, from Print Magazine's February 2013 Issue, you'll learn all about this haven for creativity and how it could be considered a new scene, or a movement, or maybe something different. In line with Print's tradition of chronicling the larger picture of design, this oral chronicling of The Pencil Factory is something that's never been pieced together before. You'll get a raw look into this fascinating point in design history even as it's being made.

Inside The Pencil Factory: An Oral History You'll Find:

  • The chronicled words of the designer's who make up "The Pencil Factory," past and present
  • Photographs of the designers and their spaces, and a general overview of the factory
  • A timeline of Pencil Factory studios

Check out this download and get the inside scoop on The Pencil Factory, or download the full Print Magazine February 2013 Issue and get this feature and more!

SKU U7176
Author/Speaker/Editor Rob Walker
File Type PDF
Format Download

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