social practice

Princeton Classic


102” x 4.5” x 4”, Spruce, Graphite, Silicone, Paint, December 2009

“All you'll need is a Number 2 pencil.”

Standing at 8ft. and 6in. tall, this oversized drawing tool is a fully to-scale, fully functional No. 2 pencil. The body is made of real spruce with a rubber eraser and graphite core. The “Princeton Classic” gets its name from the company that designs the SAT, and, as you can imagine, it's quite adept at conquering standardized tests. For the past two years the Princeton Classic has made frequent appearances in in the SU Warehouse and at 601 Tully where students of the SCSD have used it for drawing and creative writing workshops such as the PAL Project with Stephen Mahan.