The Lost Pen

January 11, 2012 § 4 Comments

I’m working on a project that calls for a special kind of pen. A marker, to be exact. My favorite marker. I might even go so far as to say the perfect marker.

Then I remembered a sad truth: these most magical of markers have been discontinued. They don’t make them anymore. Which is just wrong. They were the best. They were beloved. They should bring them back.

You think it silly perhaps to mourn the loss of a pen? Maybe if you understood that they had just the right feel, just the right flexibility, just the right fluidity and just the right saturation. They didn’t dry out easily and lasted for ages.

Any professional knows that the right tools matter. For designers, no artist marker held a candle to these.

The good news is, I found 3 remaining markers tonight. In a special box, hidden inside a cupboard, hoarded like secret chocolates. The bad news is that the end is near. It’s the last dance. And I’m not happy about that.

Seriously, they really should bring them back.

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§ 4 Responses to The Lost Pen

  • Lynn says:

    Every word is as I would have written it! I am struggling to make my last black design fine point marker last…it has the most versatile nib, great feel and there is nothing out there like it. I am definitely mourning!


  • ERIC says:

    I have about a hundred stashed away for a special occasion. Flea markets are a great place to find designers..(garage sales)


  • Paul Battista says:

    I only have one left and it is almost spent….I have searched high and low to find more but sadly there are none. It is good to know that there are others mourning this great loss out there. Paul Battista


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