Thursday, 9 June 2011

Gagarin Giveaway


A while ago I’ve written about the Six Thinking Pencils inspired by Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats. Kristin, Art Director at Gagarin has been kind to send Palimpsest a bunch of pencils for a giveaway. A reader has commented earlier that he reckoned the pencils look plasticky. The answer is Yep, they do and they are. But as part of a brainstorming tool I guess they would work very well.

Each member of the group selects a pencil and adopts a mindset to match it. Then swaps pencils until the topic at hand has been approached from different perspectives. White is for Info; Yellow for Benefits; Green for Creativity; Black for Critic; Blue for Overview; Red for Feelings. The pencils are made from UK recycled CD cases.

Leave a comment below and I shall select a reader randomly on Monday 13 June. Winner has got a week to contact me at blogpalimpsest @ gmail dot com with address. I shall post internationally. 

20 comments:

  1. I am in! Pencils looks delicious, wanna try it for sketching.

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  2. as a messy owner of (whisper it) 15 fountain pens all filled with a different colour ink (for note-taking, of course) my partner tells me that I have to enter so that she can be spared the embarrassment of having to explain to people why I have such gaudy fingers after a day of reading/writing/thinking. I have promised: if I win the pens stay at home and the pencils go out with me

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  3. Just the job to inspire you when faced with a plain of plain paper.

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  4. These are awesome indeed. I love creative brainstorming techniques. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. What a fascinating idea and a great way to brainstorm. Love it, love the pencils and the recycling aspect.Von

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  6. I would love to implement the strategy with those implements :)

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  7. Here is to hoping. They do look sharp. Best, and keep on blogging.

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  8. These are beautiful! And such a brilliant idea! :) Keeping my fingers crossed :)

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  9. I would love to try these. I love the post you originally did about them.

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  10. What a lovely bouquet of pencils!

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  11. I'd like a chance to use these pencils.

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  12. This sounds like a great way to get fresh perspectives on ideas!

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  13. please choose me

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  15. Always need some good writing stick. Count me in on this, please.
    edit.>> I can spell LOL

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  16. I'm in - need all the help thinking I can find...

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  17. we do love pencils ...

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  18. Thanks all for commenting. And the winner is....

    Julie (O-kami).

    Congrats Julie, drop me a note with your contact details.

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