In a world of delicious devices, rabbit hole potential and
endless discovery all at the tap of a screen, designer Sir Paul
Smith has bravely turned his attention to the humble
On 19th May, The
Secret Life of the Pencil an exhibition by creative
Hammond and photographer Mike Tinney, opens
Paul Smith on Albemarle Street. The show includes a
collection of 52 hyper-real images of pencils belonging to some of
the most highly respected creatives around; David
Osgerby and Stephen Fry (see image,
left). For two weeks (until 3rd June) 16 of these original prints,
alongside the pencils themselves, are up for auction via Paddle8, in aid of Children in Crisis.
While technology may be removing the physical need for the
pencil, there's no denying the different kind of creative magic
that happens when lead marks paper. Plus you can't tuck an iPad
behind your ear.
The Secret Life of the Pencil by Alex Hammond and
Project Launch and Exhibition, 19th May-3rd June 2015
Paul Smith, 9 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HH
Visit the auction here.
Paul Smith offers all Vanity Fair A-List subscribers the
chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to a champagne reception
to The Secret Life of the Pencil launch on 19th
May 2015. To enter this prize draw, please send your details (name,
address, email, telephone) to RSVP.Events@paulsmith.co.uk by
12pm on Friday 8th May. Terms and conditions apply. Don't miss
out on future offers, sign up
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