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  • Pilot Coleto

    Pilot Coleto

    27 January 2015

    This post appeared in January's issue of our Penorama newsletter. If you don’t already receive Penorama, you can subscribe here. You'll get more articles like this one, most of which don't appear anywhere else, and it's only sent once a month, so we won't over-fill ......Read More

  • Seymour Yang: Artist of the Month - January 2015

    Seymour Yang: Artist of the Month - January 2015

    13 January 2015

    Every month we ask a different artist to design a banner for our newsletter - Penorama. If you don't already receive Penorama, you can subscribe here.This month's artist is Seymour Yang, known as Meerkatsu, who draws people and animals in a cartoon-like style, with influences ......Read More

  • Winter Sale - 10% Off Everything!

    Winter Sale - 10% Off Everything!

    13 January 2015

    The Cult Pens Winter Sale: 10% off everything!Yes, the offer is that simple. 10% off all products. Everything. Just add things to your basket, and 10% of the cost will be removed. Go for it.Small print:The first rule of small print is there is no ......Read More

  • Review of the Year 2014

    Review of the Year 2014

    12 January 2015

    It’s been a big year for us. Along with all the usual busyness of business, we’ve launched a completely new website, including a new back-end system to track where all our pens are; we’ve operated on our spaniel (well, we didn’t do it ourselves, we ......Read More

  • Meet the Brand - Kaweco

    Meet the Brand - Kaweco

    12 January 2015

    Nuremberg – a picturesque city in the heart of Bavaria, Germany. Thanks to its position on the important trade routes between Italy and Northern Europe, Nuremberg’s craftsmen had a good view of the developments happening all over Europe for hundreds of years. One of these ......Read More

  • A Tribute to Old Leica Cameras - The Fotografica-Pen

    A Tribute to Old Leica Cameras - The Fotografica-Pen

    18 December 2014

    A beautiful handmade German Limited Edition pen; a tribute to classic rangefinder cameras, especially Leicas. Made from the same materials used for these classic cameras, the Fotografica-Pen is also made with amazing attention to detail. There's even an actual Stanhope 'optical bijou' lens from the ......Read More

  • Tom Joyce: Artist of the Month - December 2014

    Tom Joyce: Artist of the Month - December 2014

    29 November 2014

    Here's the design Tom drew for us (he admitted getting a little carried away):Then he cropped it down and added in some colour:And finally, we added our usual bits and bobs to produce the final result:Cult Pens: Tell us a bit more about yourself. Tom: ......Read More

  • Meet the Brand - Diamine

    Meet the Brand - Diamine

    27 November 2014

     Diamine is Cult Pens’ favourite ink brand, and we’ve had the privilege of working with the company for many years. After all, it was thanks to their expertise that Cult Pens’ own range of six Deep Dark Inks exist! It’s family-owned and offers a fabulous array of ......Read More

  • Cult Pens Christmas Ad - Cult Pen(guin)s

    Cult Pens Christmas Ad - Cult Pen(guin)s

    24 November 2014

    John Lewis made an ad, and everyone seems to love it. It contains penguins, and penguins are awesome. We have a spaniel, though, and spaniels are awesome too. Well, that's what Herbie keeps telling us. So we decided to make our own Christmas ad. ......Read More

  • Cult Pens Award for Highly Commended Drawing

    Cult Pens Award for Highly Commended Drawing

    3 November 2014

    The Society of Graphic Fine Art, founded in 1919, is the only national society in the UK entirely dedicated to drawing. Cult Pens is proud to have sponsored an award at DRAW 14, the society's 93rd annual open exhibition. Prizes were presented by broadcaster and ......Read More

  • Wendy Stephens: Artist of the Month - November 2014

    Wendy Stephens: Artist of the Month - November 2014

    29 October 2014

    Every month we ask a different artist to design a banner for our newsletter - Penorama. If you don't already receive Penorama, you can subscribe here.This month's artist is Wendy Stephens, also known as Dark Iris, a graphic designer specialising in nature, birds and womenThis ......Read More

  • Meet the Brand: OHTO

    Meet the Brand: OHTO

    27 October 2014

    Ohto have long been a successful pen maker in Japan, and are very well known there, but not so well known here in the UK. Along with their own range of pens that's very successful in Japan, they make refills and parts for many other ......Read More

  • The STABILO Woody 3 in 1

    The STABILO Woody 3 in 1

    16 October 2014

    In this guest post, Stabilo tell us about how flexible their Woody 3 in 1 pencil/crayon is. They may be a little biased, but we know plenty of kids, artists and professinal users who would back them up!The STABILO Woody 3 in 1 is the ......Read More

  • Manuscript - Creating Calligraphy

    Manuscript - Creating Calligraphy

    3 October 2014

    Manuscript are a company based in Shropshire, here in the UK, who specialise in designing and producing fountain pens and dip pens for calligraphy. The company is owned and operated by the Stockbridge family who have five generations of experience making and distributing nibs in ......Read More

  • Stina Jones: Artist of the Month - October 2014

    Stina Jones: Artist of the Month - October 2014

    30 September 2014

    Every month we ask a different artist to design a banner for our newsletter - Penorama. If you don't already receive Penorama, you can subscribe here.This month's artist is Stina Jones, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Manchester.This is the banner Stina designed ......Read More

  • Ade Turner: Artist of the Month - September 2014

    Ade Turner: Artist of the Month - September 2014

    8 September 2014

    Cult Pens: Tell us a bit more about yourself.Ade: I've drawn and painted most of my life, but apart from a few years when I worked as a graphic designer I've mostly only made art for pleasure. In the last few years I've started to ......Read More

  • Platinum Pen Co

    Platinum Pen Co

    21 August 2014

    Platinum is one of our favourite pen brands - thanks to brilliant products such as the Preppy and #3776 fountain pens, and the waterproof Carbon ink.  Based in Tokyo, Japan, Platinum is not well-known in the West, but has been a pioneering writing instrument company ......Read More

  • Caroline Harris: Artist of the Month - August 2014

    Caroline Harris: Artist of the Month - August 2014

    29 July 2014

    After last month's interlude, due to our award-winning excitement, we're back on track with our featured artist series. Most months, we ask a different artist to design a banner for our newsletter - Penorama. If you don't already receive Penorama, you can subscribe here.This month's ......Read More

  • nuuna - notably nicer

    nuuna - notably nicer

    28 July 2014

    With a huge array of designs printed on an interesting selection of cover materials, and its premium paper, the nuuna notebook range, manufactured in Germany by Brandbook, is quickly establishing itself as an indispensable icon for creative professionals and stationery lovers.There are plenty of good ......Read More

  • Uni-ball PowerTank

    Uni-ball PowerTank

    11 July 2014

    Pens with pressurised refills are often called 'space pens', but that makes them sound like impractical novelties, of no real use to most of us. Actually, they make great pens for those who need to take notes when out and about, as they can write ......Read More

  • mt tape

    mt tape

    3 July 2014

    What is mt tape?A cult decorative masking tape, made of Japanese 'washi' paper, with an acrylic-based low-tack adhesive, available in various widths and hundreds of designs. Washi paper is very thin and flexible, while remaining quite strong, which means a small amount of adhesive can ......Read More

  • ...and the winner is...Cult Pens!

    ...and the winner is...Cult Pens!

    30 June 2014

    Yes folks, your favourite pen retailer was not only nominated for a national award, but went on to win it! We were shortlisted in May for the Customer Award of the Internet Retailing Awards. The judging panel was comprised of internet retailing professionals from Google, ......Read More

  • Rhodia: Around the world in 80 years

    Rhodia: Around the world in 80 years

    16 June 2014

    In September of 1934, an iconic product was born in Rhône, France. This September, it celebrates its 80th birthday. Not a bad age for a simple stapled notepad, but Rhodia's classic head-stapled notepads are a bit special.The Name: People from the area by the Rhône River ......Read More

  • KUM

    KUM

    13 June 2014

    KUM, based in Erlangen, Germany, are the world's leading manufacturer of pencil sharpeners - since 1919.  KUM sharpeners are distinguished by the excellence of the blades, the build-quality of their products and the huge variety of sharpener styles. There's no such thing as too much ......Read More

  • Introducing the new Cult Pens website

    Introducing the new Cult Pens website

    5 June 2014

    It's been a busy time for us recently. We launched a completely new version of our site just a couple of weeks ago. If you haven't seen it yet, you should probably have a look around now. It's ok. We'll wait here for you. So, what ......Read More

  • Dick Chaplin: Artist of the Month - June 2014

    Dick Chaplin: Artist of the Month - June 2014

    3 June 2014

    Every month, we highlight the work of a different artist or illustrator through the title banner of our monthly newsletter – Penorama. If you don’t already receive Penorama, you can subscribe here.The artist of the month for June is Dick Chaplin, a retired police sergeant/potter ......Read More

  • New Site Celebration

    New Site Celebration

    2 June 2014

    As you may have noticed, after 9 years, we've overhauled the Cult Pens website. Don't worry though, all your favourites are still here, and our wishlist has grown rather a lot in the last few months, so keep an eye on the New Products section ......Read More

  • How I Finally Saw the Light

    How I Finally Saw the Light

    28 May 2014

    I’m not one for boasting – in fact, far from it – but I think it’s fair to say that I used to have beautiful handwriting. This was back in the days when, thanks to Miss Shillito and Miss Scrimgeour (two wonderfully old-fashioned school teachers), ......Read More

  • Phil Wilkinson: Artist of the Month - May 2014

    Phil Wilkinson: Artist of the Month - May 2014

    12 May 2014

    Every month, we highlight the work of a different artist or illustrator through the title banner of our monthly newsletter – Penorama. If you don’t already receive Penorama, you can subscribe here.The artist of the month for May is Phil Wilkinson, a print-maker from Birmingham.Here’s ......Read More

  • Chris Williams: Artist of the Month - April 2014

    Chris Williams: Artist of the Month - April 2014

    7 April 2014

    Every month, we highlight the work of a different artist or illustrator through the title banner of our monthly newsletter – Penorama. If you don’t already receive Penorama, you can subscribe here.The artist of the month for April is Chris Williams, a cartoonist from Liverpool.Here’s ......Read More

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