rOtring 800+ Mechanical Pencil and Stylus

A slick combination creative tool, housed in iconic cold metal

Founded amidst the Bauhuas design school era in 1928, Germany’s rOtring is known for precision-made writing devices and creative tools, designed and built with the highest sense of form and function. To bring the brand into the modern era, rOtring has officially re-launched their UK and US presence with the unveiling of the 800+, a combined mechanical pencil and stylus. We’re been using a sample …

Misunderstanding

Elaborate pencil drawings from Frank Selby explore media failures

Currently installed at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the aptly titled "Misunderstanding" is an exhibition featuring the astonishing work of Frank Selby. The drawings on paper show scenes of societal unrest sourced mainly from press photography, the original images of which Selby has manipulated by warping, blurring and layering for enhanced effect. A skilled technician of photorealism, Selby is also …