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Porsche Design Tec Flex Gold Special Edition 2015

This autumn a special edition of the well-known and popular product series Tec Flex will light up the showcases of every retail store. In a one time production Porsche Design produces the extraordinary Tec Flex in a golden version.

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Ito-ya opens in Manila Tatin Yang, Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 16th, 2015

“Paws” – A New, Acid-Etched Pewter Fountain Pen with Dog Bone Clip Announced PR Rocket, Press Release Rocket, October 15, 2015

Spotlight: Fountain Pen Hospital Tribeca Citizen, October 5, 2015

Portland Made: Kairos Pens Peggy Acott, GoLocalPDX, October 5, 2015


10 most expensive pens in the world Jagran Post, October 1, 2015

Le stylo BIC / The Ballpoint pen France-Amerique, October 1, 2015

36 Hours in Bologna, Italy Evan Rail, New York Times, September 30, 2015

This French Student’s Instagram Beautifully Captures the Lost Art of Handwriting NextShark, September 27, 2015

A Pen For The Stroke Of A Genius Sarang Sheth, Yanko Design, September 25, 2015


Have money, will splurge Jasodhara Banerjee, Forbes India, September 22, 2015


Montblanc Heritage Collection unveils 'Capless Rollerball' TradeArabia News Service, September 21, 2015

At Montegrappa and Maserati, patience is king Jonathan Lobban, The Australian, September 4, 2015


Take A Look At These Luxe CROSS Townsend 'Star Wars' Pens Martha Ignacio, Food World News, September 3, 2015

One Pen’s Journey Through War and Peace Brian Spegele, The Wall Street Journal (paid access), September 2, 2015

Bezar x Cross Townsend “Star Wars” Pen Collection BallerStatus Staff, BallerStatus, September 1, 2015

A pen that made history, lost to history, then found Paul Woo, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, August 30, 2015

How The Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive Josh Giesbrecht, the Atlantic, August 28, 2015

Apple's Marc Newson Designs A Space-Age Fountain Pen John Brownlee, Fast Company, August 20, 2015

ST Dupont launches Grand Prix collection TradeArabia News Service, Trade Arabia, August 16, 2015

Schrade Tactical Pens does more than just write Edwin Kee,, August 14, 2015

Visconti’s Marvelous Marble Pens: Look Out, Michelangelo! Nancy Olson, Quill & Pad, August 13, 2015


Marc Newson teams up with Montblanc to launch luxury pen range Dan Howarth, de zeen magazine, August 13, 2015

Here’s Your Very First Look at Montblanc’s Collaboration With Marc Newson Brock Cardiner, Highsnobiety, August 13, 2015

Ten Years Of Giuliano Mazzuoli: An Independent Made in Italy Elizabeth Doerr, Quill & Pad, August 12, 2015

Designer Marc Newson on Fountain Pens and the Sad State of Cars J. J. Martin, The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2015

What Is It? The Answer Bill White, The Morning Call, August 5, 2015

These crustaceans are going to make you put fountain pen to paper KK Miller, Rocket News 24, August 3, 2015

Montegrappa supports Fereshteh Award cultural writing competition Asiyath Helen Pawson, The Moodie Report, July 28, 2015

Golden pen: greatest relic of Maldives’ independence Asiyath Mohamed Saeed, Haveeru Online, July 27, 2015

Pininfarina’s lifestyle collection is new ground for the legendary design house Classic Driver, July 1, 2015

Porsche Design Unveils $27,000 Solid Gold Limited-Edition Fountain Pen Alicia Adamczyk, Forbes, April 1, 2015

Seal the Deal: The Mightest Fountain Pens Michael Solomon, Forbes, June 29, 2015

Program to honor Walter Sheaffer Fort Madison Daily Democrat, June 26, 2015

Meet the $935 Pen That Turns a Scribble Into a Status Symbol Why President Obama and Johnny Depp both own Montblanc's Meisterstück Robert Klara,, June 23, 2015

Old technologies can sometimes come back Steve Tarter, Minding Business, June 14, 2015

Levenger's L-Tech 3.0 Stealth, a serious fountain pen Jason Weisberger,, June 12, 2015

If You Like Ballpoint Pens, Thank the R.A.F.: A story for National Ballpoint Pen Day Rebecca Maksel, Air & Space Smithsonian, June 10, 2015

History of the mighty pen Gloria Wall, Journal Review Online , June 5, 2015

The Calligraphy Stars of Instagram Alexandra Lange, New Yorker, June 5, 2015

Pen-chant Papri Das,, June 5, 2015

How luxury pen makers like Montegrappa, ST Dupont, Mont Blanc are stepping up their presence in India Vijaya Rathore, The Economic Times, May 30, 2015

Product Announcements


Porsche Design Solid Gold Limited Edition 2015

The Porsche Design P’3135 Solid Gold Limited Edition fountain pen is one of the most exclusive writing tools. The pen is strictly limited to eleven pieces worldwide and milled out of a single piece of solid pure 14 karat / 585 karat gold.


Waterford Pallas Marsala 2015

The Waterford Pallas Marsala has a rich burgundy tone, inspired by the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, that adds an updated splash of color to a classic design.


Lambrou Pens LK1 Serenity: Lambrou Pens announces its newest art pen

The latest stunning offering from Lambrou Pens.


Classic Pens LB5 King Profit: Classic Pens breaks new ground with exquisite materials for its LB5 King Profit series

Shown above are the initial renderings of the Classic Pens LB5 King Profit pen in four new proposed diffusion bonded acrylics. The final pens are yet to be revealed.


Montblanc Great Characters: Albert Einstein Limited Edition 2013

Montblancʼs tribute to the genius of the worldʼs most revered scientist is the third in its Great Character series, begun in 2009 to honor great individuals of the 20th century who "created history with their groundbreaking work."

Pen Show Calendar

Updated as of September 1, 2015!

October, 2015

Hamburg Pen Show
October 3, 2015

Museum der Arbeit
Hamburg, Germany

London Writing Equipment Show
October 4, 2015

Holiday Inn Regents Park
London, UK

Colorado Pen Show
October 10-11, 2015

Double Tree Stapleton North
Denver, Colorado, USA

Michigan Pen Show
October 23-24, 2015

The MET Troy Conference Center
Troy, Michigan, USA

Vienna Pen Show
October 26, 2015

Wein & Co
Vienna, Austria

November, 2015

Melbourne Pen Show
November 8, 2015

Malvern Town Hall (Banquet Hall), Glenferrie Road
Malvern, Australia

Ohio Pen Show
November 12-15, 2015

Crowne Plaza Dublin Hotel
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Madrid Pen Show
November 13-15, 2015

NH Eurobuilding Hotel
Madrid, Spain

Paris ROCollection
November 15 or 22, 2015

Maison des Compagnons du Devoir
TParis, France

Bologna Pen Show

November 28, 2015 NH Hotel
Bologna, Italy

Yorkshire Pen Showw

November 29, 2015 Copthorne Hotel
Sheffield, UK

Click here for links to all 2015 shows!

Industry Changes

Esterbrook: Classic pen brand brought back from the dead Devin Loring, USA Today, February 5, 2015

A.T. Cross Acquires BIC’s Sheaffer Pen Line PPAI Publications, August 26, 2014

PDF: A.T. Cross Company to Aquire Sheaffer BIC Press Release, , August 21, 2014

Google Pen News

Google Fountain Pen News - Google news search

Pen Company Stock Watch

A. T. Cross - Yahoo Finance

BIC - Yahoo Finance

Newell Rubbermaid - Owns Sanford, Parker, Waterman, Yahoo Finance

Pelikan - Pelikan International Corporation Berhard, The Star, Malaysia

Richemont - Owns Cartier, Dunhill, Montblanc, Montegrappa, Yahoo Finance


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