Raymond Cicin: Ballpoint Octopus

As a response to his artist friends insulting the trusty old ballpoint pen, Raymond Cicin collected their discarded ones and drew (on and off, over the course of a year), a 62″x64″ ballpoint octopus.


The piece is heavily inspired by the greatest marine illustrator of all time, Ernst Haeckel.

It definitely elevates a humble writing utensil, don’t you think?

Raymond Cicin


5 Responses to “Raymond Cicin: Ballpoint Octopus”

  1. I think it’s pretty great! I love the red he incorporated. I wish we could see a super up close picture of his pen strokes. I think that would be interesting…

  2. Wow… don’t disrespect the ballpoint

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