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Nick Cave Devil Pencils

    I love this set of devil pencils inspired by Nick Cave songs. You can buy them at Cave Things.

    Cave Things is a shop that sells playful, mysterious, subversive things that are designed, drawn, written, or recorded by Nick Cave. It’s a store to buy beautiful objects and strange gifts; from jewelry to tea sets, from t-shirts to stationery. It’s a home for books and recordings that sit in a place entirely of their own.   

    I am essentially a songwriter. Yet, people who understand my stuff know that it doesn’t end there. There has always been a strong, even obsessive, visual component to the process of songwriting—a compulsive rendering of the lyric as a thing to be seen, to be touched, to be examined. I have always done this—basically drawn my songs—for as long as I’ve been writing them. Cave Things are the incidental residue of an over-stimulated mind—situated beyond merchandise but before art. When the pressure of songwriting gets too much, well, I draw a cute animal or a naked woman or a religious icon or a mythological creature or something. Or I take a Polaroid or make something out of clay. I do a collage, or write a child’s poem and date stamp and sticker it, or do some granny art with a set of watercolor paints. The result—Cave Things

    Tony M.