In college I worked in an art supply/fine pen/framing store, so I had to know all three. (You want a $900 Montblanc pen, old man banker? I will SELL YOU a $900 pen!) I got real snobby about pens for a while there, and good ones still catch my eye — like this pen listed for $50 in The Ghostly Store:
But this is no ordinary pen. The design updates the ancient tradition of hanko (a personal seal used for official documents) by combining it with a modern ergonomic writing instrument. Conceived by the renowned Naoto Fukasawa for Shachihata, the world’s leading stamp producer, the pen is brilliantly lacquered, flawlessly detailed, and perfectly balanced.
I love the idea of dashing off a note and then — STAMP! — signing it with my symbol. I’d love even more if I could choose the symbol. I’m thinking a rocketship would be the no-brainer choice. What would you have on your stamp pen?
Via Book of Joe.