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The pencil factory The winning draw

Handcrafted pencils and crayons have long been cult objects. Traditional know-how and high-precision, computer-assisted machines to produce pencils of graphite and Californian cedar: that’s daily business at the Caran d’Ache factory in Thônex, near Geneva. A careful look reveals different engravings and adornments. Photos by Luca Zanetti.

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