Airplane-influenced Pencil Raises More than $100K on Kickstarter
If asked, “What do a pencil and a jet fuselage have in common?” most people would likely scratch their heads. It’s alright—our best answer would be something like, “they both have the same amount of good food in them,” or something. Thanks to a former aircraft propulsion tech, a new kind of mechanical pencil modeled after airplanes will hit the market.
According to a report by PSFK, mechanical designer Andrew Sanderson designed a new mechanical pencil with a design influenced by airplane fuselages and wings. The Modern Fuel Mechanical Pencil was created with careful detail to look like a single piece of metal. Borrowing again from Sanderson’s background, one of the pencils is made of aluminum (also used in fuselage and wings), and the other is made of solid brass. The pencils can be engraved along the side.
Sanderson started a Kickstarter project for his pen in December of 2014 with a goal of $4,000. The campaign has already raised more than $130,000, and Sanderson hopes to have the item out to backers before Christmas.
For more information, visit www.modernfueldesign.com.