Hidden pencil notebooks

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Wow, Robie Rogge and Joe Shouldice designed a notebook-and-pencil set for MoMA that cleverly skips around the usual pencil-tucked-in-spine feature and hides the pencil right in the cover of the notebook itself. We’re in favor.

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Pencil shavings becoming marvellous mixed media

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By Cecilia Timm in New Art on Saturday 6 October 2012

Marta Altés is an artist, author and illustrator who has made these wonderfully whimsical drawings incorporating pencil shavings. It’s an innovative way to recycle and reuse what could be considered trash by so many.

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Surrealist portraits by Iain Macarthur

Samantha Dalrymple Reader Find

By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Tuesday 17 April 2012

A creative artist based in England, Iain Macarthur produces lovely surrealist works and unique portraits displayed in unusual ways. Using mostly pencil, watercolors, and pigment pens as his medium, his detailed designs are both brilliant and inspiring.

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Dominique Merven

Contributions Reader Find

By Dom in New Illustration on Tuesday 19 July 2011

We love this graphite on watercolour paper illustration by young Australian artist Dominique Merven.

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Lake Tana by Dominique Merven

Contributions Reader Find

By Dom in New Illustration on Friday 18 March 2011

This surreal graphite image on watercolour paper by Australian illustrator Dominique Merven is about pain, desolation and poverty.

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Dominique Merven

Contributions Reader Find

By Dom in New Illustration on Saturday 12 March 2011

Drawing inspiration from travel, surrealism, dreams and nature, these illustrations by Dominique Merven are hand-drawn with graphite and ink.

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Dalton Getty

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By Andy in New Art on Friday 6 August 2010

What do you see in this picture? Pencils? Look again. They’re sculptures. Dalton Getty has been patiently carving sculptures from pencils for 25 years. He creates amazing miniature pieces of art, including linked hearts, keys, and an alphabet project completed over a steady 2.5 year period. Incredible.

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