Yard-O-Led: Pencils with Heritage

In 1791, the HMS Pandora ran aground and became wrecked on the outer great barrier reef. The Porcupine-class ship of the Royal Navy and her crew of 134 men, lead by captain Edward Edwards had been sent out to capture the mutineers of the HMS Bounty. Many of the mutineers on the Bounty had […]

Namiki Pens

The Namiki pen company is the original name of the company that would eventually become Pilot. However, the company re-emerged under the name Namiki to produce a different line of high quality pens. The company is named after the founder Ryosuke Namiki. Namiki designs and pen products are made out of the Pilot factory in […]

Acme Pens: Brand X

Acme Brand X Biltmore

If you know anything about the Acme pen company then you know that they are a highly successful company that creates fun and innovative products of high quality (not to be confused with the fictional company of a similar name that has sold a plethora of devices and gadgets to […]

Porsche Design: Timeless Writing Instruments

Timeless good design is not just a matter of superficial styling. It is a process that takes place from within, as part of the formal implementation of a functional principle. —The Philosophy of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

The Lohner-Porsche Mixte Hybrid

There are many pen companies that have histories filled with rich imagery and […]