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The Six Mile Pencil indicates how far you've drawn and contains 6 miles of graphite. Draw more, create more, let your thoughts travel.
The Six Mile Pencil indicates how far you've drawn and contains 6 miles of graphite. Draw more, create more, let your thoughts travel.
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Each Pack Includes 4 x Pencils And 1 x Mini Notebook
Each Pack Includes 4 x Pencils And 1 x Mini Notebook

The Six Mile Pencil encourages you to draw.

It illustrates how far you've drawn by using a mile ruler printed on it’s body and contains enough graphite to draw six miles. 

The pencil will be produced by one of the last remaining pencil manufacturers in England, Chambers pencils, a 90 year old family run business.

Buckram Textured Body, Printed With Pantone 107 & Black Foil
Buckram Textured Body, Printed With Pantone 107 & Black Foil

Product Overview  

The Concept 

In a bid to create an honest low tech product, the six mile pencil was born from the idea of encouraging people to get back in touch with the almost redundant skill of using a pencil. The pencil displays how many miles of graphite you have used and how far your thoughts have travelled. With every hand drawn sketch, memo or offensive doodle of your boss, you can visibly see how far you've drawn and fist pump the air at every milestone. The pencils are available in both mile and kilometre variations. So whether it be a half a mile or five miles, the more you draw, the better you get. 

The Theory

We spent time testing and calculating the reduction in pencil graphite Vs distance traveled.  Just one of our pencils contains enough graphite to draw 6 Miles/10KM of wonder. To put it another way, you could draw one continuous line from good old London all the way to New York with only 576 (and a half) pencils!! I know right!!?  

Illustration Courtesy Of Superstar Illustrator Geo Law - www.getaloadageo.co.uk
Illustration Courtesy Of Superstar Illustrator Geo Law - www.getaloadageo.co.uk
Limited Edition A3 Screenprint With Pencil Log
Limited Edition A3 Screenprint With Pencil Log

Rewards

This is your chance to own a unique artwork by legendary artist, illustrator and overall cool dude Jon Burgerman. 

Not only that but if you are the lucky backer your portrait will be featured within the artwork. Mind Blown!

Check out more of his work http://jonburgerman.com/ . We'd love you to shout about it using these handles @jonburgerman / @LyonandLyon_

The Six Mile Drawing is a collaboration between ourselves and award winning artist Roanna Wells.The drawing will be made up of layer upon layer of intricate pencil strokes. She will do this using the entirety of a Six Mile Pencil, once the pencil has run out the drawing will be complete. One lucky backer will receive six miles worth of artwork. 

The drawing will be similar to the examples below:

Example Only
Example Only

Supporting Local Suppliers

We chose our pencil manufacturer based on quality, locality and most importantly heritage. Chambers pencils have been in the pencil industry for more than 90 years, it was established by Fred Chambers and has remained a family business ever since.

Development & Testing

Development
Development

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About Us

We are Lyon&Lyon, a small but talented design agency who create anything from products,interiors, to branding and everything else in between.

Our mission is to create fun, intriguing and uninhibited designs that make people smile.

Thanks for your time.

Take A Peek /  Follow  Us...go on, you might like it. 

Risks and challenges

Biggest risk is Christmas delivery, disappointed faces on the day is our drive. To avoid this we have had picked local suppliers specially for their speed, quality and our existing relationships with them. We minimized number of links in the chain by reducing all the manufacturing and fulfilment services to just two suppliers. We've had years of dealing with product launch deadlines, this is something we are very comfortable with.

We are a working design agency so other projects will be running alongside this but we have a dedicated team set-up to deal with all events pre, during and post the Kickstarter campaign.

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    FIRST OFF THE LINE - 24 MILE PACK

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    FIRST OFF THE LINE - 40 KM PACK

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    FIRST OFF THE LINE - 80 KM PACK

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    GOING THE EXTRA MILE

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    ONE OFF - SIX MILE DRAWING BY (AWARD WINNING ARTIST) ROANNA WELLS

    Intricate, one off illustration, containing six miles of artwork exclusive to Kickstarter, created using an entire Six Mile Pencil + Framed 50 x 50cm + Artwork signed with personal note to you + Documentation of Roanna creating your piece + Sharpenings of the entire six mile pencil used + Plus 1 x pack of pencils (six mile or ten km) + Free international signed for delivery

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    SIX MILES OF JON BURGERMAN - FEATURING !!YOUR FACE!!

    > One off artwork by legendary artist Jon Burgerman using all the six miles the pencil can give + Framed 100cm x 100cm + Featuring YOUR FACE + Plus 1 x pack of pencils (six mile or ten km) + Free international signed for delivery

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