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The magical pencils that generate their own rainbows

recycled rainbow pencils

Create a rainbow as you sharpen your new pencils

Digital devices may come and go, but the humble pencil is always there for designers. The fundamental design hasn't changed for aeons, and it takes real talent for lateral thinking to come up with a new take on something so fundamental. But it looks like Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton (opens in new tab) might have done just that.

Each pencil in his 'Rainbow Pencil' range has a six-layer rainbow core of recycled paper (not wood) and either a white or black exterior. The pencils make rainbows when you sharpen them, making a mundane task full of colour.

Launching as a Kickstarter project (opens in new tab), Shotton says that the pencils will make it to your doormat in time for Christmas. We don't know about you, but we'd love to find these in our stockings come Yuletide morn!

recycled rainbow pencils

recycled rainbow pencils

recycled rainbow pencils

Back the Kickstater project (opens in new tab) now to grab your pencils.

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