When we think of the loss of handwriting as a common skill, we tend to think of it in terms of English handwriting.
But the Chinese are experiencing a similar issue with regards to traditional Chinese calligraphy. And now, as fewer and fewer people learn the painstaking handwriting craft, a core group of traditionalists are working to keep calligraphy alive. [Read more…]
Apparently, Wile E. Coyote has gotten into international politics.
That can be the only explanation for a rash of reports the last couple of years about tricksters smuggling “disappearing ink pens” into polling places around the world from Russia to Maldives. [Read more…]
The town of Janesville, Wisconsin is speaking up about the future of the Parker Pen archives.
You might remember we mentioned last month that the iconic pen company was closing down its Newhaven manufacturing plant and shifting everything to France. Pen collector Tony Fischier, who runs ParkerCollector.com, has launched an online petition to keep the company’s extensive archives of pen designs and classic Parker writing instruments in Newhaven. [Read more…]