A fusion of Art, Craftmanship, Creativity and Attitude
Pablo Fontagnier, aka Hombre, has been part of the worldwide graffiti and street art scene for 25 years. What distinguishes his style and reputation is the preservation of classical imagery, coupled with constant technical development and openness to new ideas. This is where Kaweco intersects: traditional design meets zeitgeist with attention to detail.
Hombre took a closer look at Kaweco pens and tested them extensively for their sketching capabilities. The 2.0 mm thick pencil from the Special S series was particularly suitable for drawing. The Al Sport Rollerball proved to be the ideal tool for the charismatic black lines that followed. Both lie perfectly in the hand and are ideal for on-the-go use due to their small size. The white hombre engraving on the two black drawing utensils catches the eye and is particularly rich in contrast. The noble tin can in which the pencils can be stored bears the artist's signature like a graffiti tag. The hand-numbered sleeve shows an arrangement of illustrations by the artist in a monochrome look.
All proceeds from the sale of this limited edition, limited to 500 pieces and hand-numbered by Hombre, will be donated to children in need in Nuremberg and Africa. For this reason, the product cannot be discounted - it is for sale for £89.20 to us as distributor, you as retailer, and end consumers also.
Sales of the Hombre X Kaweco set will raise €50,000. Half of this will be donated to The Cnopfschen Children's Hospital in Nuremberg. The other half will be donated to Burgthann Hilft e. V.m, who are financing the construction of a school in Ukunda, a coastal town in Kenya, that will provide access to education, food, fresh water and medical care for up to 100 destitute children.
Watch 2 interviews with Hombre about the Kaweco collaboration below: