posted by Brianne

Pretty Pens

Don’t worry, this isn’t turning into a British Tabloid blog.

You see, in architecture school one of the first things they teach you (albeit subliminally) is to be picky about your writing utensils. Its a silent battle of who has the most stylish, elite, or professional pen or pencil in studio. Its sort of disgusting, really, because writing implements can get EXPENSIVE. For me, it was never about the costliest, but which wrote nicely, fit my hand well, and stood the test of time.

At work, I stand by three types of pens for my full arsenal (one for each line thickness). For fat lines/rough sketching I use the Pentel Sign Pen, for Medium Weight/every day writing and detail drawing I use the classic Stylist, and for fine lines/shading, I use a Micron 01.

These pens all write and draw well, but they’re so boring to look at on the outside. This spring I’ve joined Tabitha’s Handwritten 2012 project, and thus have a new fun pen pal. I’ve been jonesing for some new fun pens and pencils to get my write on. Brittni posted about snail mail today, and I spied in her photos some pens I’ve recently picked up (the kikkerland set below), and it inspired me to round up some others I’ve been eyeing.

4308 A 520x400 Pretty Pens

kikkerland retro pen set

Capture Pretty Pens

caran d’ache neon ballpoints (these write really nicely and I am truly coveting)

delfonics Pretty Pens

delfonics mechanical pencils

18759 560x373 Pretty Pens

zig letter pen

283471 560x373 Pretty Pens

Tombow Olno Pencil in Citrus

Oye! Which to choose. Any fun pens tickling your fancy lately??

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Comments (7)
  1. [...] friend Brianne over at The Ravenna Girls blogged this morning about what pens and pencils she is lusting over right now for her new [...]

  2. Blythe says:

    Le Pens all they way! Although those delfonics pencils (& pens!) and the tombow olno are pretty amazing too … (p.s. miss you!!)

  3. I heart good pens and pencils, i get grouchy when I hate my pen! It’s sad! I love my pilot “precise V5 extra fine” and the “pilot G-Tec-C4″ for everyday use. :)

  4. Nikki says:

    Oh boy, I lose pens too often to invest in a good one.

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