October 23, 2013 - Posted by Elaine to Announcements
New products are in!
This week's new products include a handy accessory kit for keeping all your favorite gear together, some adorable bean-shaped cutters, and a bunch of wonderfully shiny metallic pens! Whether you want to be meticulously organized, always prepared, or fabulously stylish, read on to find out more about our new items.
The Inkwell Bag is the ultimate accessory kit for anyone who is always on the run. Packed with pockets and compartments of all sizes, it will securely hold your favorite pens, pencils, tapes, memo books, headphones, and other small accessories. For something that can hold so much gear, it is actually quite compact; the entire bag folds up neatly into a small rectangular pouch. Just toss it into your purse or backpack, and you're ready to go!
Whether you're a teacher, student, or just an office supply aficionado, you'll certainly find uses for these neat classroom tools! Here is a chance for you to win a prize pack of unique items that will be great additions to any classroom, office, or studio. Read on for more about the prizes and how to enter!
A big thank you to all our JetPens friends for participating in the Prize Pack Giveaway. We appreciate our community and are excited to give away some of our products!
Keep an eye out for future giveaways and contests!
October 17, 2013 - Posted by Elaine to Pen Pals Interviews
An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. London Bellman stumbled into a tattooing apprenticeship, and has since then become the owner of his own successful studio. He shares his story and inspirations below.
Can you tell us about yourself?
My name is London Bellman and I'm a tattoo artist.
I live and work from my home in Portland, Oregon. I bought our home back in 1999 and moved my studio there a few months after. Upstairs is home, where I do most of my drawings for myself and customers . Downstairs is the Atomic Art Tattoo Studio, where I work with three other talented artists. This will be our 20 year anniversary of being in business.
I was born in the Northwest, around the Seattle area specifically. Around the age of 5 my mother and I moved to Los Angeles, where I grew up in Redondo Beach.In my youth I worked at a frame shop for a few years, surrounded by lots of art. I also worked in the toy sculpting industry for about five years, making prototypes out of clay and wax. That was when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the rage, I remember we made lots of those.
It was a great learning experience, but the wages were substandard and the owner and I often saw things differently. Frustrated, I quit on a whim in 1991 and it was the best thing I ever did.
A week later after sitting around pondering my next move, I started looking into tattooing as a possible career.
October 9, 2013 - Posted by Elaine to Announcements
New products are in!
There are so many interesting new products to explore this week! From pocket-sized memo books and notebooks, to beautiful ballpoint pens and lettering pens, there is surely something to pique your interest. Read on to see what our top picks are!
Field Notes - Drink Local Limited Edition Memo Books
Cool weather and falling leaves signal the arrival of Autumn, and with it the highly anticipated Fall edition of the Field Notes Color Cover memo books! In this limited-edition "Drink Local" series, Field Notes celebrates the warmth and camaraderie of everyone's favorite local brewery. Each memo book represents a different beer, with covers that match the colors of different brews. We have two three-packs: Ales and Lagers, which together make for a nice six-pack of beers.