Wednesday, 19 March 2008

the black pencil






























"The Black Pencil was long and slim and new. He was owned by a schoolchild with whom he learnt to write and draw pictures. Then he had many jobs until eventually he 'grew' too short and was put away in a drawer.

There he met a blue pencil and a yellow pencil and together they had an amazing adventure."

The Black Pencil by Marcello Minale, 1968.

It's the Week of Vintage Children's Book Illustration over at Meet me at Mikes.

6 comments:

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes said...

i think.. you are never too short.. or too black. that's what i think! i'm off to explore your blog now! xx

Tamar said...

Oh my god! I remember this! I LOVED this book! And was there also a little short film or something that used to play on SBS?
It was brilliant!

Net said...

Sounds like an amazing book!

ingrid said...

I would love to see more of this one. I will have to hunt down a copy.

Di said...

sounds (and looks) like a cool book!

greenolive said...

Minale as in Minale the Designer? His coporate logo was a black pencil scribble in a box. I used to work with the Australian affiliate of this company. Small world. He had a great sense of paly and humour.