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?
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Dragon! Though all my books are stamped with a corset so maybe I should stay consistent? Nope. Dragon.
I sign the first letter of my last name in a very particular way, so I’d probably call that my “mark”. I’m also synonymous with ladybugs to most people who know me well. Also, with “Dootsie”, so if I could magically fit that onto the stamp…
When I hear ‘Dootsie’, I think of a little dance, so maybe a little person doing a dance in a twirly dress?
I LOVE THIS.
I would have the Lion Rampant! Its my signature style <3
I think I’d need a block H.
AND a bunny one for notes from both my partner AND me.
…Mine’d be pretty obvious I guess…
a nautilus/ammonite for sure. golden mean FTW!
A bee, a bee!
A compass rose.
Maybe a moth…
Rod of Asclepius!
Yes, I am a geek. It’s a lifestyle, not a career.
Okay, you guys have such awesome ideas — I am inspired. I’m not particularly attached to the rocketship IMAGE. CHANGED MY MIND: a kitty like this
I’d definitely opt in for a pen like that… though the stamp would have to be architectonic… Golden section maybe?
Back in high school I started drawing a swan silhouette to seal my letters, I’d love to have that made into stamp.
Swans have become a major theme in many different parts of my life so it makes sense to do so.
Mine’d be a pomegranate.
I would have the picture of me that is on my Gravatar. It’s made by my BFF, Seagerdy, and I use it everywhere, even as my profile pic on Facebook. I looove it!
On discussion with my husband, I may have to amend my original. It’d have to be a Rod of Asclepius smiting a velociraptor. Far more appropriate.
A bat. /\/\o.O/\/\
NICE graphical representation!
I brought this pen from theghostlystore.com it arrived broken and haven’t had any luck getting them to replace it. so gutted.