I just had to share this video of my pal Amanda and her awesome habit of embellishing the sick bags in the seatbacks on flights to and from LA on Southwest. So if you ever happen to be on a Southwest flight, check the seatback pocket…
To see some of her previous work, check out the instagram hashtag #barfbaglettering. All her lettering is done with her trusty Sharpie markers and a kind heart.
If you want to try it yourself, there is also a #spewbagchallenge hashtag where other people have also submitted there lettering and artwork (may not be suitable for all audiences… you have been warned!).
It’s this kind of day. Hope its a Ferris Bueller Day for you too.
Philip Ashforth Coppola has spent the last 38 years illustrating the details of New York City’s subway stations. Many of the illustrations are done with ballpoint pen and are exquisitely detailed. New York Bound Books has published small editions of bound volumes of some of the sketches. This video is from the Great Big Story series.
There’s a lovely article on the NYTimes and there is also a 30 minute film short called One Track Mind that also details Coppola’s work.
Kooky video full of life hacks using binder clips! Office supplies will save your life! Or at least make it more convenient.
(Huge shoutout out to DameEmma from my Secret Society of Enablers for pointing me to this video. Totally blew my mind.)
It’s happening again! Brad and Myke are getting the gang back together for a live recording of The Pen Addict podcast in Atlanta at the pen show in April and they are letting me tag along again. Help support our efforts to be the nerdiest of all pen nerds and get a cool notebook, and an opportunity to pause the video while we make ridiculous faces (over and over) by backing the Kickstarter, RelayCon Atlanta 2016. The gift that keeps on gif-ing!
Back the project for just $10 to get the video, $15 to get the notebook (and spare yourself the silly video), $25 for both. Go crazy and back at $50 and get 3 sets of notebooks and the video.
And if you’ll be in Atlanta this year for the show, come be a part of our live studio audience! How weird is it to say that?
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I find the concept of electrostatic paper interesting but when they mentioned that the paper was slick and only demonstrated it with ballpoint and markers, I was less enthusiastic about it.
Did you back this Kickstarter? Would you try it?
I found a great collection of pen-and-pencil-centric How Its Made videos. Some you may seen but I thought this would make for great lunchtime viewing. Enjoy!
This next video is how Aurora Fountain Pens are made:
This is the manufacturing process of Caran d’Ache colored pencils:
This next video is in Japanese subtitles with no spoken dialogue but its how Pilot makes its fountain pens so I thought it would be fun to watch even without narration. The first eight minutes is all about how the nibs are constructed which is a little slow to watch but fascinating!