The Secret Life of the Pencil

In our digital world, the humble pencil still holds a certain allure, as demonstrated in a new photographic series by Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney. The duo has shot close-up images of the pencils used by a variety of artists, writers, and designers (including Sir Paul Smith, above left, and Stephen Fry, right), with the individual quirks of the tools revealing much about the personalities of their owners…

SENIOR DESIGNER

London (Euston)

MID-WEIGHT DESIGNER

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

DESIGNER

Witney, Oxfordshire

HEAD OF DESIGN

Winchester