We have an update for everyone,
Not the best news today, but not unexpected for most. On July 1st we will be closing down the Talk section of the Writing community. This is part of an ongoing effort to focus our available resources on the communities we feel we can make the biggest impact on for our members.
Writing first landed on the site back in 2014 and from the first day was one of the most focused and passionate communities on the site. Not every day since has been smooth sailing, but it has certainly been a pleasure getting to know a great many of you over the years and it has been one of the most educational experiences for all of us who have spent any amount of time in this community.
As a generation who has spent more time with a keyboard than with a pen, it was the people here who taught us that handwriting can still be a pleasure in life. That not all pens come in a pack of 50 or get thrown away as soon as they fail to produce a stroke. Some pens are in fact made...
Reviving an only topic, primarily to see if anyone is still following the languishing Writing community :)
from left to right:
Parker Vacumatic Major, 1940s, F - W’man Brown
Sheaffer Statesman Vac-fill, mid 1940s, F - W’man S Blue
Sheaffer Balance, Last Version, early 1940s, XF - W’man Black
Pelikan M600 (2019) with mid-century 400NN EF nib - 4001 Blue-Black
Conklin Crescent (2018) EF chased acrylic/rose gold - Diamine Prussian Blue
5 different filling systems, no c/c! Not that I don’t like C/C, I have more than I can count!
Time for a fun challenge!
We’re hosting a contest for everyone to write a quote every day for 7 days. They can be witty, deep, funny, frightening, and even made up. The choice is yours. For each day that you submit a quote in the discussion below, you'll gain an entry to win one of seven Lamy Safari fountain pens!
HOW TO ENTER
1. Handwrite a quote.
2. Take a picture of your quote and the pen you used to write it with, whatever pen that may be.
3. Upload your image in the discussion below.
4. Every day you submit a quote, you gain an entry in the contest (maximum of one per day, seven total).
Note: We want this to be as open as possible, so there are only a couple of rules. Make sure to use quotation marks, and if you use someone else’s quote, state who it belongs to. Quotes can also be made up! Your quote should look something like this:
“This quote is missing something.”
– John Smith
The winners will be randomly selected at the...
Hi everybody! I'm Conrad, a stationery lover and quiet lurker of the Massdrop writing community. I'm sure most of you definitely do not know me! But I'm super happy to meet you, and I wanted to invite you to maybe sit down a little while with me while we talk about the things we love: writing instruments and the things we buy to keep them chugging.
Thanks to Mike, I was generously sent a couple of bottles of ink and I've been playing around with them for a little while. I think I'm about ready to share my thoughts on these inks over the next week or so; I hope you enjoy the review!
I thought I would get us all started with an ink brand that I've actually never tried before: Faber-Castell! You probably know them for their other art products, like colored pencils and PITT artist brush pens. I certainly had no idea that they made inks. I have seen their fountain pens (I've heard they write particularly well right out of the box, although I've never personally tried...
Our friends at Taccia have been working hard to source some beautiful new fabrics for their Kimono Pen Rolls, and we need your help!
They've provided us with some sumptuous swatches of kimono cloth from Kyoto, and we need the community's help in narrowing down the selection. Below is a link to the poll for you to choose your favorite patterns. Choose from the poly-blend options, and the silk fabrics, as we'll be choosing the top contenders from both fabric types to offer this year.
For anyone not familiar with these gorgeous pen rolls, below are some a photos of last year's patterns in use.
The top choices will be offered as 4-pen, 8-pen rolls, and single pen wraps (new to Massdrop!) so choose your favorites now.