Month: June 2014

Bienvenue, Kaleidoscope Oldwin.

The base of blue ebonite is beautifully marbled with turquoise, red, green and cream. The clip is made by lost wax casting, and the nib is a no. 7 in 18k, both given an antiqued copper finish. Christine at Mora Stylos told me that the patina can react with ink, and I said, that’s the point, isn’t it? Wabi sabi might be a Japanese phrase, but the sentiment can be universal.

It’s been a while. Time for a calligraphy video.

Calligraphy video, song by Sweet Billy Pilgrim. This video features a lot of pens, for different effects. Not in the picture is a Sailor taka nuri. Most of them have “performer” nibs – not ideal for daily use, but capable of acrobatics. From left to right: European no-name overlay, Sheaffer TD with a flexible medium nib, …