Yearly Archives: 2014

Review of the Mono Zero and the Mono One

Review of the Mono Zero and the Mono One

Today: a comparison of different Tombow erasers – the Tombow Mono Zero, available either with a 2.3 mm round tip or broad 2.5 mm * 5 mm rectangular tip, and the Tombow Mono One, an eraser that looks as if it’s supposed to be used on a keyring or as…
Top celebrity pen lovers

Top celebrity pen lovers

Although we might never expect the average pen collector to be in the latest blockbuster film, or have written the newest play on Broadway, there are a few big stars out there who just love to get the feel of a good pen in their hand. Here are some big…
What your favourite pen brand says about you

What your favourite pen brand says about you

Although you may often see ‘What your [insert personality identifying medium] says about you’ quizzes on places like Facebook and Buzzfeed, using the brand new YouGov profiling tool, we are now able to see just which personalities happen to like particular pen brands. What’s more, if you fancy giving it…
Diplomat Life Ballpoint Review

Diplomat Life Ballpoint Review

Diplomat (est. 1922) is a pen company that’s flown under my radar until recently. While at the DC Supershow in August, I spent some time at the Diplomat booth and walked away with a Diplomat Optimist Loop fountain pen. I continue to enjoy that pen, and remain impressed by Diplomat’s…
Lamy Logo fountain pen review

Lamy Logo fountain pen review

The Lamy Logo is a stainless steel fountain pen. It’s available with a wide range of nibs and will take Lamy’s proprietary cartridges or converter. It costs £29.50 from The Pen Company. As with all Lamy pens, the Logo is beautifully constructed. The cap pushes on firmly and with a…