Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Midori MD 10th Anniversary Notebook @PhidonPens

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One or more of the items used in this review may have been provided free of charge by sponsors or supporters of this blog for the purpose of a review. I have done my best to remain as unbiased as possible. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

P.W. Akkerman Hofvijver Grijs Ink

To mark our 100 years of existence, PW Akkerman introduced in 2010 his own ink line. This ink’s came in large 150 ml bottles, these large bottles are now completely sold out.
 
Due to the worldwide success of this unique bottle we decided to continue, but now with a smaller sized bottle with a content of ca 60 ml. The new bottles will be available in the same 31 colors as before. 
The Akkerman inks have been given names related to the city The Hague. For example: KoninginneNach-Blauw, Binnenhof Blues, Shocking Blue, Parkpop Purper or/and Rood Haags Pluch.
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P.W. Akkerman Hofvijver Grijs is a mouthful - not the longest of ink names but certainly a tongue twister to articulate. It is a medium grey ink that is not so light it cannot easily be read in finger nibs, so I actually like it a lot. Ok. I like most of these inks so that might not be saying much. It shades beautifully and I really enjoy using it for calligraphy practice because of that. It's pretty easy to clean out of pens as well, so that makes it even more likable.

Price:  € 15,00
Where to buy: P.W. Akkerman (a few US retailers also carry this ink but this is the direct source)
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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday Reads: August 18. 2019

Sunday Reads


Calligraphy and Lettering Workshops!

Friday, August 23, 2019
9 am - 12 pm
San Francisco Pen Show
Calligraphy and Lettering with Letters & Textures

Saturday, August 24, 2019
9 am - 12 pm
San Francisco Pen Show
Calligraphy and Lettering with Lines & Tines

Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:00 - 2:30 pm
San Francisco Pen Show
Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Fountain Pens 101

Sunday, August 25, 2019
9 am - 12 pm
San Francisco Pen Show
Calligraphy and Lettering with Letters & Textures

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Montreal Pen Show
Letters & Textures

Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere & Read

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

DC Supershow 2019

This year's DC Supershow was short and sweet! Short because I wasn't there for the entire thing, but I sure packed in some goodness! I'll do my best to add links for relevant things I mentioned but if I forget anything, just drop me a comment and I'll get back to you.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Idea Tomoe River Paper Notebook @PhidonPens

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One or more of the items used in this review may have been provided free of charge by sponsors or supporters of this blog for the purpose of a review. I have done my best to remain as unbiased as possible. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

P.W. Akkerman Hofkwartier Groen Ink

To mark our 100 years of existence, PW Akkerman introduced in 2010 his own ink line. This ink’s came in large 150 ml bottles, these large bottles are now completely sold out.
 
Due to the worldwide success of this unique bottle we decided to continue, but now with a smaller sized bottle with a content of ca 60 ml. The new bottles will be available in the same 31 colors as before. 
The Akkerman inks have been given names related to the city The Hague. For example: KoninginneNach-Blauw, Binnenhof Blues, Shocking Blue, Parkpop Purper or/and Rood Haags Pluch.
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P.W. Akkerman Hofkwartier Groen is one of my favorite green inks ever made. It has wicked shading, it leans towards the lime-green side, which I really like, and it's legible no matter what nib size you're working with. It's just a really juicy color like a saucy green limeade drink... however because it is a green, it can develop nib creep and crust over on your nibs easily if the seal on your nib is not tight. Do not panic. It may look disgusting but the gunk just wipes away. It's no fun to clean if it dries out in your pen so practice regular pen usage and maintenance.

Price:  € 15,00
Where to buy: P.W. Akkerman (a few US retailers also carry this ink but this is the direct source)
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