Beyond a pen 1


Extracting Ink, Photo by: Sirena Nieminen

By chance I came across a rather unusual student project from Finland’s Aalto Univeristy. It is called Beyond a pen and looks at mass produced pens, their stories and more.

Find out more on the Beyond a pen page of the Contemporary Design pages.


The image has been taken from the Beyond a pen page. I believe that the use of this image falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.


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  • Gary Dunning

    What research has been done about writers and their preferred writing instruments: pencils, pen – ball point, gel, fountain; typewriter, word processor? Author Gay Talese, reportedly, used the same Mont Blanc ballpoint forever and Roald Dahl favored a particular brand pencil. I wonder if those aspiring to enduring effort value their writing tools more.

    Written communication otherwise, like disposable instruments most favored, is underwhelming; forgettable.