Looking for some great pen and paper reading? These are some of the recent posts we recommend:
No Pen Intended gets down to the details with the Pentel EnerGel Euro Needle-Point gel pen.
Artist Jim Leggitt opens up about his favourite ink pens for drawing, including the Pentel Sign Pen and the Staedtler Lumocolor.
Seth at Good Pens shows us his newest find, an awesome sterling silver mechanical pencil from 1921.
The Pen Addict has announced another fantastic giveaway: Uniball Kuru Togas and Doane notebooks.
Does this Pen Write shares our love of novelty pens, as you can see in this review of a pen with a built-in laser pointer and 1GB flash drive.
Diane at Pocket Blonde gives us a glimpse of the restoration she’s having done on her sleek Esterbrook Dollar Pen.
Matt Hickman from Mother Nature Network continues his series on eco-friendly office supplies, this time recommending the Pilot B2P and DBA 98 pen, among others.
Over the last year, we at Tiger Pens have come to count as friends many of the wonderful people that work in the UK offices of Japanese pen makers such as Uniball and Pentel. As you know, Japan is now struggling with incredible tragedy in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami. We would like to take this moment to say that our thoughts are with our Japanese colleagues, their friends and family and the people of Japan at this very difficult time.
If you would like to help the victims of this disaster, donations can be made to either the British Red Cross or the American Red Cross.
Head over to Notes in a Book to check out this month’s pen carnival. There’s lots of good reading, including one post we particularly liked from Writer’s Bloc called “If Fountain Pens were Cars.”
And, while we’re recommending links, here’s one that was not in the carnival, but still makes for an interesting conversation. Check out Does this Pen Write and the post, “Fresh or Tired: Uniball Signo.”
Really enjoyed this post by Nifty at Notebook Stories about the three notebooks every writer should keep.
Normally, we save random pen-related stories for one of our Totally Random Pen Stuff features, but this one, about a POW with a fountain pen and a journal, seemed like it deserved its own space, especially with Veterans Day coming up in the US.
According to CNN, Tony Acevedo was just a kid right out of high school when he was sent to Europe as an Army medic during World War II. He was captured by the Nazis at the Battle of the Bulge and sent with about 350 other soldiers to the Berga slave labor camp, where they were brutalized and subjected to forced labor. Continue reading
Readers, you may have noticed that the blog has been a little quiet lately. Your Tiger Pens blogger has been sickly for a bit, but now seems to be on the mend. Look for lots of great new content coming this week, along with news of giveaways and other great stuff. Meanwhile, a special thanks to The Pen Warrior for carrying the load. The post on keeping a notepad and pen in your car was super!
• Normally, we view over-priced pens with a certain amount of disdain. But this pen is just too cool for us to do much sneering. Why? Because this Dunhill Sentryman is covered with a coating of space rock! According to Luxist.com, the pen:
…features an innovative lacquer finish containing authentic crushed black diamonds and meteorite stone for a stunning effect. Continue reading
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• One of the most beloved items of Maswood Khan’s childhood was a red fountain pen, he tells readers in an opinion piece for The Financial Express, waxing nostalgic about the days when he wrote and received handwritten letters. Continue reading
…with a bit of a computer virus, but we’re back and all better now!
Well, actually, we don’t know that it was a thief. But blogger Steve Knox wrote in the Janesville (Wisc.) Gazette this week that he is mourning the loss of his favourite Parker Frontier after it disappeared from his desk. Continue reading
You still have a few days to get your entry in for the handwriting contest. Don’t miss out on a chance to win a great prize! Winners will be announced Nov. 27.
Linc Pen, the Indian company based in Calcutta, has come up with an interesting way to promote its range of ballpoint and gel pens.
The company created a simple, effective Facebook application that adds a virtual diary to a user’s profile.
Open the diary, and you can select from one of more than a dozen Linc pens – using black, blue, red, or green ink – to “write” in the pages. Friends can visit your profile, view the diary entries and leave their own comments.
Sure, the My Diary app is basically a stripped-down blog without hyperlinks, but it’s also a creative way for Linc to remind potential customers of one use for its pens – journaling.
If you’re a Facebook user, it’s worth a look, even if you don’t add it to your profile.