Film: An enlightening short film teaches us exactly How to Sharpen Pencils

Posted by Liv Siddall,

I just read on Twitter than “craftsmanship is about doing that one thing perfectly a thousand times.” In the case of David Rees, the number two pencil sharpener in the world, it seems this quote was almost written with him in mind. This short film directed by Kenneth Price and written by David himself scooped up five prestigious awards this year at numerous film festivals and has shone a light on an otherwise overlooked craft. I won’t go on, it may spoil it, but next time you think of a pencil I urge you to channel the magic of David and do it with pride, dexterity and

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    Kenneth Price: How to Sharpen Pencils

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.