Saturday, November 17, 2012

Edison Nouveau Encore LE, in Flecked Tortoise

In a collaboration between Goulet and Edison, we have designed the Edison Nouveau Encore LE in the beautiful Flecked Tortoise acrylic. It's a rare material that we never thought would be feasible in a production setting, but Brian Gray was able to acquire enough to make this limited run. This pen will be available for pre-order through Nov. 30, 2012 for $185.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pilot Metropolitan

The Pilot Metropolitan is a new pen from Pilot that is really, really exciting me. It looks good, writes well, and is only $15 (with a converter!). They're only available in medium nibs, but they write like most Western fine nibs.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

23 New Noodler's Ahabs

Didn't think there were enough Noodler's Ahab colors already? How about 23 more! I run through the latest batch of new colors here, and compare them to what's already out.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fountain Pen Day

November 2nd, 2012 is the first ever international Fountain Pen Day. What is it? It's a day that members of the fountain pen network as well as retailers and manufacturers in the fountain pen world are marking as a "day to embrace, promote, and share fountain pens and the handwritten arts." You'll probably see a number of retailers and bloggers doing special things to promote this kickoff holiday celebrating this crazy hobby we love. And what better way to kick it off than to show you a collaborative video that a bunch of us fountain pen video-making folks decided to put together. The video is called The Fountain Pen News, and was led by Stephen B.R.E. Brown, the Dutch-sensation on YouTube. It includes him, myself (Brian Goulet of, Brian Gray of Edison Pens, Brian and Lisa Anderson of, and Dan Smith of the Fountain Pen Geeks. Stephen was the brainchild behind the video, but we all had fun contributing to this parody of the obscure Monty Python's Flying Circus skit "News for Parrots".