Monthly Archives: July 2014

What makes Faber-Castell so special?

What makes Faber-Castell so special?

Besides being the world’s largest manufacturer of pens, pencils, office and art supplies, what exactly makes Faber-Castell such a great brand? After all, Fiat cars are pretty common, but you don’t see too many people proclaiming their greatness. But then again, how often do you see someone using a Faber-Castell…
Birmingham Pen Museum to Hold Summer Fair

Birmingham Pen Museum to Hold Summer Fair

In order to celebrate the often forgotten fact that Birmingham once produced half of the world’s pens, the Birmingham Pen Museum is holding a summer fair on July 27. The Museum, proud of the fact that the city has given so much to literacy and writing, is hoping to boost…
Lamy Studio fountain pen review

Lamy Studio fountain pen review

This Lamy Studio is an all-metal fountain pen with a shiny metal grip and a soft lacquered brushed metal barrel and cap. As is typical with Lamy pens, the construction is extremely high quality. Nothing wiggles or wobbles and the cap both closes and posts with an extremely satisfying pop…
Bic maps out the world’s handwriting

Bic maps out the world’s handwriting

From a very early age, sometimes even before school, we are told to practice, fine-tune and explore our handwriting styles – something that remains with us throughout childhood and beyond. We write and sign our most important documents using our hands, and more often than not, our handwriting is there,…
Woman nearly dies after gobbling a fountain pen

Woman nearly dies after gobbling a fountain pen

Although over the past few months we have seen some amazing advances in the world of the pen, one invention that is yet to cross our way is an edible fountain pen. Unfortunately for 20 year old Shing Fan in China, she hadn’t come across one either. After suffering from…