500 Pencils – Social Designer

Like Happytape, these have probably been all over blogland several times already, but it’s the first time I’ve seen them and they make me spectacularly happy.

500 Pencils from Social Designer is a subscription service where you’re sent 25 coloured pencils a month over a period of 20 months, which builds up into this incredible collection.

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They also sell acrylic display cases, because of course you wouldn’t want to use these pencils, just gaze at them in awe and wonderment and gently rearrange them. They even have five hundred beautiful names (my dream job would be naming paints, or lipsticks or nail polish or something). I’m trying to persuade the Husband that, in comparison with most art installations, they work out to be incredibly cheap.

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  1. says

    They also sell acrylic display cases, because of course you wouldn’t want to use these pencils, just gaze at them in awe and wonderment and gently rearrange them.
    i do love your mirrormirror take on these things paola ;) . as someone who goes a bit loopy for pencil crayons but cannot bring myself to use them this is perfect for me.

  2. Lucy Gray says

    Hmm. I bet you were one of those girls who refused to sharpen any of the contents of her mega-box of Caran d’ache (can’t remember the kosher spelling) lest any of them changed length. Lots of colouring in grey and khaki resulted.
    I agree with your lust – probably the fall out of never having one of the said boxes as a child. Deprived youth.

  3. says

    I too never had a mega-box of Caran D’Ache (which I think is the right spelling). It’s made me the cynical person I am today.
    And funnily enough I was thinking that if you had the set above you couldn’t use ANY of them and end up with some shorter than the rest. Which would be sheer torture for the Minx…

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