Last week was a great week, It involved the usual mix of ink, work and coffee but I was also invited to the the launch of something pretty special. Launched on September the 1st 2016 the Karlbox is a collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Faber Castell. The Karlbox is limited to 2500 sets worldwide and features a lot of stuff - a real lot of stuff...
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The Karlbox was simultaneously released around the world to be sold exclusively at Karl Lagerfeld boutiques worldwide, Faber-Castell stores and Harrods London and it was great to be invited to the launch at Karl Lagerfelds Regent Street store in central London to first-hand see the level of detail and quality throughout the entire product which is outstanding.
One of the things I really enjoy as part of my work and travels is meeting other creatives and finding what drives them and where they want to that drive to lead them and the launch was a really good opportunity to meet some new artists and creators and catch up with some old friends (more on that in a minute...).
Some of the guys I met with on the night were…
Wanted to say a big thank you to all the family at Faber Castell and Karl Lagerfeld for taking care of every part of my trip and letting me see such a unique, special product.
Secondly, the trip was a great chance to catch up with an incredibly talented friend, Kelvin Okafor. Thats Kelvin and Carlotta from Faber Castell below. If you haven’t seen his work, have a look here… www.kelvinokaforart.com
Kelvins takes photo-realism with a pencil to the next level. (actually, the next-next level) and he’s been working for the last 12 months on a solo show called ‘interludes’ which is on from 14 September to 1 October at Albemarle Gallery on Albemarle Street in West London. I’ve seen some printed copies of the works which will feature in the show and can’t wait to see the real thing when the show opens. If you get the opportunity, go along as this will be an absolute essential visit….