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For many kids, some of the fondest childhood memories involve tossing a baseball around with Dad on a warm weekend afternoon. You can carry on this timeless tradition over summer with this prize! A Drive into the Gap is a wonderful true story that will inspire you to take a trip out to the next ball game. Don't forget to bring along your Field Notes book and fountain pen to write down scores.

New products are in!

From colorful inks to fountain pens to lettering guides, we're bringing you everything you need to create beautiful handwriting in this week's new arrivals. Keep reading to see our favorites!

June 2, 2014 - Posted by Miriam to Pen Perks

Let's kick off the summer with our very first Pinterest giveaway! One lucky winner will win some of our travel essentials, perfect for taking on summer trips. Keep reading to find out how to enter.

An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Schin Loong is a fantasy illustrator who produces stunning calligraphy on the side.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Schin Loong, I am originally from Malaysia and am currently living in Nevada, US. I work as a graphic artist and illustrator by day, and by night I am a calligrapher.

How did you get into calligraphy?

I discovered flourished birds and ornamental Spencerian penmanship and was blown away by their elegance and beauty, amazed that they were all done by hand in minutes. I vowed to be able to do the same... eventually.

A couple years later, I have barely scratched the surface of what the masters can do. Give me another 50-60 years, I'll get it by then...

May 27, 2014 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

Call us old-fashioned, but there is a special place for wooden pencils in our pen cases. From the earthy smell of freshly sharpened wood to the smooth feel of its lacquered body, we love using them for drawing, sketching, and everyday writing. There are even times when we reach for them over our mechanical pencils and lead holders.

Artists, students, writers, and designers alike have long relied on the versatility of wooden pencils for their work. Varying lead grades, flexible graphite cores, and erasability are just some of the reasons why people go back to wooden pencils again and again. Follow along as we explore the world of wooden pencils and all that they offer for the discerning artist or writer.