Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • The Results: #InktoWin Art Competition

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    On the 15th October 2014 we launched an art competition, inviting you to create a piece of artwork using ink. Just over 1 month later the competition closed, and we were delighted to receive 73 wonderful and diverse entries Illustrators James Mayhew and
    Jackie Morris have selected a winner and 2 runners up, on the basis of creativity and innovation with the medium of ink, from a shortlist of ten.  The Winner Conor Collins - A word painting created using thousands of journal entries marking from…
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  • The Pen Gift Guide: Who are you Buying for?

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    Buying a pen for someone else can feel daunting, given the huge choice and personal nature of a pen. The author Paulo Coelho described the pen as ‘….an extension of the writer's hand and desire’. It’s therefore important to think about your recipient
    to get it right. Are they a ballpoint or fountain pen person? Should you go for a classic or modern design? In what colour? All these questions can be answered by thinking about the person you are buying for. To help you we have prepared the…
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  • War Poetry: Pen Heaven Visits the Imperial War Museum

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    Graves, Sassoon, and Rosenberg: three men who helped shape the way we view the First World War today. Their work has come into renewed focus this November, as a flurry of activity takes place to mark the World War I centenary. One such event is the
    publication by the Imperial War Museum of a new anthology of war poetry, Poems from the Front, compiled in light of the wealth of poets’ drafts and manuscripts in the museum’s archives. This got Pen Heaven thinking: what secrets can these drafts…
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  • What to Look Out for When Buying a Fountain Pen

    Fountain pens offer a smooth and luxurious writing experience, adding personality to every stroke you make. Finding the right fountain pen isn't so easy, as there is a vast array of options and choices (do you want a fine or medium nib? a converter
    or ink cartidge?). Follow our fountain pen buyers guide below, and you will be sure to find the right pen partner. Nib Material Stainless Steel: strong, sturdy inexpensive to replace. Great for everyday use and suitable for children Iridium Tip:…
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