Wes Anderson’s Pencils.

Wes Anderson’s palettes always fascinate me. And sometimes I use a certain pencil that puts me in mind of one of his films. This happened in a big way with the Ticonderoga 2014 (and 2015) Target back-to-school exclusive pencils — especially the pink ones. So Ticonderogas figure strongly into these collages. I made these images almost two years ago and never posted them because I was not happy with the quality. I found them while looking for something else, though. While I should really re-shoot them in better lighting and perhaps change out a few of the pencils, I’m just going to post them here now.

Bottle Rocket (1996)

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Standard yellow TIconderoga and a neon yellow. This film always screams with the yellow of jumpsuits.

 

Rushmore (1998)

Helix Oxford in navy blue, with a Staedtler Noris.
Helix Oxford in navy blue, with a Staedtler Noris. Max, all over.

 

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Apsara Absolute, yellow Ticonderoga and an interesting pencil I've had for years.
Apsara Absolute, yellow Ticonderoga and an interesting pencil I’ve had for years.

 

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Vintage Empire Pedigree, vintage Ticonderoga Woodgrain, and the wheat colored Ticonderoga from the muted color set available online.
Vintage Empire Pedigree, vintage Ticonderoga Woodgrain, and the wheat colored Ticonderoga from the muted color set available online.

 

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Light blue Ticonderoga formerly sold as boasting Microban, standard yellow, and the green from the muted color pack.
Light blue Ticonderoga formerly sold as boasting Microban, standard yellow, and the green from the muted color pack.

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Pink Target Ticonderoga and a silver railroad pencil from Ana, Chair at Well-Appointed Desk.
Pink Target Ticonderoga and a silver railroad pencil from Ana, Chair at Well-Appointed Desk.

See earlier Moonrise Kingdom post, from perhaps the film with the best Pencil Action.

One Reply to “Wes Anderson’s Pencils.”

  1. Hello! Thank you for your awesome blog, which I have discovered today. I am wondering if you have just a spare minute, if you can help w/some info. I have been looking for the Target (2014/2015?) pink assorted Dixon Ticonderoga pencil set online for sale for a couple of weeks now, with no luck. By any chance do you still have the original packaging with Dixon’s 5-#-digit product number? I would be most grateful and appreciative and thankful and all that, if you are able to respond. The set also has blue in it, and at least two different pinks. Thanks in advance for any info on that # or even where to purchase. Best wishes from a new collector in New York. (Last pencil census: exactly 301 = includes daughter’s but no mechanicals.)

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