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  • Journaling Update

    Journaling Update

    21 November 2017

    You may recall my first foray into journaling back in May this year. In it I mentioned that many people who journal describe it as a 'journey', and my experiences this year would certainly echo that. I can easily see now how people can become ......Read More

  • Manuscript and Charlie

    Manuscript and Charlie

    25 October 2017

    Manuscript - the word alone conjures up one of two things: either a thick pile of A4 sheets with double-spaced type representing a hopeful author's literary debut; or - if you're more of a romantic bent - a scroll-like piece of parchment covered with curly ......Read More

  • Win a Bike Decorated with Uni POSCA

    Win a Bike Decorated with Uni POSCA

    28 September 2017

    Bicycles are amazing things. They keep you fit, they're cheaper to buy than a car (most of them, anyway) and they give you an excuse to wear Lycra (if that’s your thing). They don't have an awful lot to do with pens though, apart, that ......Read More

  • World Calligraphy Day at the Pen Museum, Birmingham

    World Calligraphy Day at the Pen Museum, Birmingham

    27 September 2017

    In Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, Mrs Danvers dreamt she went to Manderley, but Cult Pens' field agents Louise and Anna dreamt of pens, lots of them, because we went to the Pen Museum! Located in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter - once home to the city's pen factories ......Read More

  • Carry and Cases - a Guide to Carrying Pens and Pencils

    Carry and Cases - a Guide to Carrying Pens and Pencils

    26 September 2017

    Introduction If you love, or even just use pens and pencils, you probably need to carry them with you, at least sometimes. If so, this article is for you. You can chuck them in your pocket, loose in the bottom of your bag, keep them perfectly ......Read More

  • Hidden Gems - Kutsuwa

    Hidden Gems - Kutsuwa

    26 September 2017

    Kutsuwa has a long history - over 100 years - of supplying odd, quirky things you didn't know you needed, but now don't know how you'd manage without. Established in Japan in 1910 by Fukumatsu Nishimura, it now operates out of the country's eight major ......Read More

  • Artsynibs Calligraphy Workshop at Cult Pens

    Artsynibs Calligraphy Workshop at Cult Pens

    11 September 2017

    Imagine, if you will, the scene: several staff members sitting expectantly around the meeting room table at Cult Pens headquarters, surrounded by dip pens, nibs, ink, paper and a dog. We'd tackled (with varying degrees of success) drawing and colouring, courtesy of Kuretake, and Inktense ......Read More

  • What We Did On Our Holidays - Vindolanda

    What We Did On Our Holidays - Vindolanda

    7 June 2017

    Or What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?* Or Cult Pens Finds An Interesting Pen In An Unlikely Place As keen readers of our newsletter know we popped up to Newcastle in May to watch Amanda's Rugby League team, Widnes Vikings, get thrashed beaten by ......Read More

  • Michael's Paper Republic Notebook Cover

    Michael's Paper Republic Notebook Cover

    9 May 2017

    I've been tempted by the idea of a 'Traveler's Notebook' for a long time. They always look beautiful, and it's a nice simple idea. I'd drifted away from using notebooks much in the last few years, which reduced the temptation a bit, and each version ......Read More

  • Widnes Vikings at the Magic Weekend

    Widnes Vikings at the Magic Weekend

    8 May 2017

    Cult Pens is ridiculously proud to be sponsoring the Widnes Vikings Rugby League team at the upcoming Magic Weekend on May 20th/May 21st in Newcastle. As you may or may not be aware, Devon - where we're based - isn't exactly a hotbed for Rugby League, ......Read More

  • Journaling


    4 May 2017

    It was probably at some point last year that we noticed our pads and journals/notebooks with a dot-grid pattern were getting increasingly popular. The term 'bullet journaling' was bandied around, but to be honest, we didn't take too much notice. We were busy trying to ......Read More

  • Cult Pens Creative Column: Calligraphy

    Cult Pens Creative Column: Calligraphy

    8 March 2017

    Hi, my name’s Louise. And I’m a stationeryholic. I also work as a Customer Service Advisor here at Cult Pens which is a pretty good job with lovely customers, and a great team, not to mention the pens! The ink! The paper! I’m surrounded by ......Read More

  • Balls and Ball-tipped Pens

    Balls and Ball-tipped Pens

    7 February 2017

    China and Ballpoint Pens There were news stories recently that China had finally cracked a problem that had eluded them for a long time: being able to make ballpoint pens. It sounds odd, because China is well-known for churning out lots of ballpoint pens, but the story ......Read More

  • Review of 2016

    Review of 2016

    11 January 2017

    2016 was quite a year for us.  Let's face it, it was quite a year for most people really!  At Cult Pens we had some wins, some setbacks, and some setbacks that turned out in hindsight to be blessings.  That's business.  Despite the various dramas, ......Read More

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