Heaven in London

I was at The London Graphic Centre today. 


It’s a kind of heaven on Earth for stationery nerds.

Stacks of beautiful sketchbooks are artfully piled up alongside endless racks of pens, pencils and assorted, colour-coordinated drawing paraphernalia. 

Students and the likes of me peruse the aisles with a kind of breathless, hushed reverence.

At the checkout, I noticed some pink postcards scattered about. It turns out they were promoting a project at the National Portrait Gallery- ‘young people’s guide to self portraiture’.  I think ‘young people’ refers to those who are aged between 16 and 24, but I took a little look at the website and was quite impressed. Could be interesting even if you’re either side of 16 or 24...