Archive for August 31st, 2010

August 31, 2010

Pencil Lead Sculptures by Dalton Ghetti

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Talk about precision. Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures.These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years.Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years.Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls ‘the cemetery collection.’ One of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts.

http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/pencil-lead-sculptures-by-dalton-ghetti

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August 31, 2010

Lamy Scribble Black 3.15mm Pencil – L186-315

designed by:

Hannes Wettstein   Hannes Wettstein

Hannes Wettstein, born 1958 in Ascona, Switzerland, had been a professional in design, corporate design and architectural styling.
In the 1990s he was host lecturer at academies and schools in Amsterdam, Hannover, Basel and Milan and he was lecturing at the ETH Zurich. From 1994 until 2001 he was professor at the University for design in Karlsruhe.
Since then his company zed has been cultivating and producing brands and creates the sphere for a successful brand image. zed is active in many contexts with philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, economy, ecology, precision and realism being the fundamental values. Experts of all disciplines of design belong to the zed network.
Hannes Wettstein died in 2008 but his work for Lamy lives on.
For Lamy he designed the LAMY scribble and LAMY studio range.

http://www.lamy.com/content/the_company/design/product_designers/index_eng.html

http://www.amazon.com/Lamy-Scribble-Black-3-15mm-Pencil/dp/B000EOMW94