The Brush Fountain Pen takes its namesake and familiarity from the contoured silhouette of an artist’s paintbrush. This shape affords an excellent balance in-hand, while remaining comfortable over long periods of time. These characteristics are valued by every modern day writer or illustrator wanting to use inspiring tools that function as well as they look.
Drawing parallels to the ferrule, traditionally a metal section that holds the bristles of a brush, the grip section of the Brush fountain pen plays the important role of securing the nib. The spirited etchings on the grip are inspired by the mechanical components of our vintage printmaking studio equipment; including the flywheel of a 1912 Pearl letterpress, and a fully functional Underwood typewriter – the ‘original’ modern method of typesetting.
The fanning geometric lines are analogous to the type hammers of a typewriter, each carrying it’s own miniature metal type block, waiting to be activated. Like how the cylindrical carriage of a typewriter transports its paper in a horizontal and circular fashion, the carriages of a Ferris wheel transports its riders on a similar inspirational journey.