What has Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison and Shawn Mendes had in common? They use this one simple analogue tool to catch all their fleeting thoughts. It’s a pencil. Nicolas-Jacques Conté invented the pencil in 1795. He is a scientist serving under Napoleon Bonaparte. He mixed powdered graphite with clay. After drying it out, he […]
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Grid papers have straight lines and right angles, which are able to make me feel safe and contained due to their symmentry. On top of that, they do not stand out as a shape, which evoked a sense of stability and assurance. I can glide my hand across the blank grid paper without feeling “the blank page” syndrome.