Honest Pinocchio by Mike He is a Quirky Cartoonish Creation

By: Francis Tiangson - Published: Apr 3, 2011 • References: tdwa and yatzer
The Honest Pinocchio is a pencil sharpener designed by Mike He. This funny fairy-tale-inspired creation was first presented at the Tokyo Designers Week 2010.

As the name suggests, Honest Pinocchio takes its quirky design from the famous puppet character Pinocchio, whose nose would shrink or grow depending on how truthful he was being. If he was telling a lie, his nose would begin to grow; for it to shrink, Pinocchio would need to be honest.

The Honest Pinocchio sharpener positions the pencil where the nose should be; as you sharpen the tip of the pencil, the "nose" becomes smaller. The Honest Pinocchio would make a sweet gift to get a budding artist.