M.Leddy + pens   66

Analog rising
“Sales of stationery and cards are actually up among younger and youngish people”: so says Marketplace Morning Report.
analog  handwriting  paper  pencils  pens  stationery 
yesterday by M.Leddy
Nadler’s Jotter
Representative Jerrold Nadler (D, New York-10) signing draft articles of impeachment with a Parker T-Ball Jotter.
9 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Fountain Pen Day
“A time to embrace, promote, and share the use of fountain pens.” They forgot “sell.”
november 2019 by M.Leddy
“Fountain pen nostalgia”
“What did people click before th’ Bic?” Zippy wants to know. And Griffy begins to explain fountain pens.
comics  pens  Zippy 
september 2019 by M.Leddy
It belonged to Gwendolyn Brooks.
june 2019 by M.Leddy
Still more pencil cups
Elaine Walizer shared these photographs.
pencils  pens 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
Pencil bear
My friend Sara shared a photograph of a 3-D-printed bear holding Mirado Black Warriors, a pen, and a screw. A stationary stationery bear.
pencils  pens 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
More pencil holders
George Bodmer, who draws Oscar’s Portrait, shared a photograph of his bamboo pencil holders.
pencils  pens 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
Boop, Twinings, jars
A Betty Boop cup, Twinings tins, and jars holding some of my pens and pencils.
pencils  pens 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
Still life in red and green
Pencils, pens, and a thermometer. A screenshot from Alfonso Cuarón’s Sólo con tu pareja.
film  pencils  pens 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
Kellyanne Conway, as heard on CNN a little while ago, talking about Donald Trump’s preparation for his State of the Union address: “He Sharpied up a lot of the passages.”
pens  words  writing 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Pen, notebook, cursive
A.O. Scott, New York Times film critic, keeping it analog.
analog  notebooks  paper  pens 
september 2018 by M.Leddy
An Almodóvar Jotter
From Matador. The police commissioner holds a Jotter.
film  pens 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
Zippy pens
Ballpoint-pen enthusiasts.
comics  pens  Zippy 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
The uni-ball Roller
I don’t like what the uni-ball Roller does to my handwriting, but I like seeing it happen.
april 2018 by M.Leddy
T-Ball Jotter sighting
In the film “Shattered Glass.”
film  pens 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
At the office with Louis Malle
The opening scenes of Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows (1958) are office-centric.
film  pencils  pens  supplies 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Timmy Martin, writer
“Where’s the pen and ink and good paper?”
Lassie  pens  writing 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
The 26 Old Characters
From the W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company, a dowdy-world history of our alphabet and fountain pens.
pens  writing 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
The New York Times visits Manhattan’s Fountain Pen Hospital.
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Be prepared
“Never be without a pen.”
advice  GilmoreGirls  pens 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Zippy pens
Who owns ball-points?
comics  pens  Zippy 
august 2016 by M.Leddy
Pelikan sighting
In Luis Buñuel’s Viridiana.
film  pens 
august 2016 by M.Leddy
Uni-ball Signo FTW
From an obituary for the cartoonist Michael Crawford.
cartoons  pens 
july 2016 by M.Leddy
Zippy ink
Worried about a fountain pen.
comics  ink  pens  Zippy 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Pocket notebook sightings
Where the Sidewalk Ends (dir. Otto Preminger, 1950) rich in stationery supplies.
film  notebooks  pencils  pens 
march 2016 by M.Leddy
Did ballpoints kill cursive?
I think that declining ability in cursive might be better explained as a matter of writers’ lack of interest in, or lack of care for, the handwritten word.
handwriting  pens 
august 2015 by M.Leddy
The Lamy Pen lifetime warranty would appear to be anything but
Like it says. A lifetime warranty not honored because the pen is seventeen years old.
february 2015 by M.Leddy
Fountain Pen Day
Never heard of it before today.
november 2014 by M.Leddy
Pen, not dead yet
“The New York Times has given Nick Bilton the space in its Fashion & Style section to announce that the pen is dead. Yes, linkbait.”
pens  writing 
july 2014 by M.Leddy
Thomas Merton, T-Ball Jotter user
That’s a Parker T-Ball Jotter in Thomas Merton’s hand.
pens  ThomasMerton 
june 2014 by M.Leddy
Ballpoints, not for writing?
From The Jeffersons: “Ballpoint pens are not for writing. They’re for making marks.”
pens  television  writing 
may 2014 by M.Leddy
Pelikan FullForever cartridges
I can’t wait for this ink to appear in bottled form.
ink  pens 
april 2014 by M.Leddy
Back to the dowdy world
Today’s Zippy is all about paper and fountain pens.
comics  dowdyworld  paper  pens  Zippy 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
Two-tone Papermates
Two-tone cars looked spiffy, at least in my faint childhood remembering. These “tu-tone” pens, not so much.
dowdyworld  pens 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
Pilot Razor Points
“Using fountain pens for years makes me realize how light this pen is — too light, really. But I’m enjoying the opportunity to commune with my disposable past.”
october 2013 by M.Leddy
Art Brown, gone
A fountain-pen store closes.
august 2013 by M.Leddy
“Make My Jotter Quit!”
“How does one tell the difference between the so-called refill and the cartridge whose place the refill takes, the ‘original’ cartridge, the pen’s ‘point,’ as it were, imperial, serene, solitary, or so it would seem, yet always to be displaced by a New-man, an identical impostor, one in a series of impostors, each claiming the work of inscription as its own?”
JacquesDerrida  parody  pens 
may 2013 by M.Leddy
Last-minute shopping
“Just five minutes at a Parker Jotter counter can take a surprising amount of guesswork and expense and time out of your Christmas shopping.”
dowdyworld  pens 
december 2012 by M.Leddy
Parker T-Ball Jotter, 1963
This 1963 Life advertisement recalls a gone world, when everyone wore a watch and close to half of American adults smoked cigarettes.
dowdyworld  pens 
october 2012 by M.Leddy
Sheaffer cartridge pens, 1959
Back-to-school pens. What makes this ad especially great is the appearance of Ann Marget Olsson (last name misspelled as Olson). Yes, Ann-Margret.
advertising  dowdyworld  pens 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Writing instruments
At Submitted for Your Perusal, two poster-like images of Writing Instruments Through the Ages.
pencils  pens  writinginstruments 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Barthes on pens
In the end, I always return to fine fountain pens.
RolandBarthes  pens  writing 
february 2012 by M.Leddy
A pen and some puns.
pens  puns  words 
august 2011 by M.Leddy
The Sharpie Liquid Pencil
Writes like an uncooperative ball-point pen.
pens  pencils  writinginstruments 
march 2011 by M.Leddy
The inkless pen
Cool, I guess, but I like "supplies."
ink  pens  writinginstruments 
august 2010 by M.Leddy
R. Crumb's supplies
Strathmore vellum, crow-quill nibs, Pelikan drawing ink
ink  paper  pens  R.Crumb 
july 2010 by M.Leddy
Thomas Jefferson's handwriting
Looking a little like an Andy Warhol work
handwriting  paper  pens 
july 2010 by M.Leddy
The government-issue pen
Washington Post article on a dowdy writing instrument
dowdyworld  pens  writing 
april 2010 by M.Leddy
Eric Gill: control, distraction, and tools
Thoughts on writing and searching, inspired by Gill's comments on letterpress printing
Google  Mac  pens  pencils  technology 
august 2009 by M.Leddy
"Plenty of stationery"
A passage from Great Expectations
Dickens  paper  pens  stationery 
july 2009 by M.Leddy
Five pens
Parker T-Ball Jotter, red ballpoint, Faber-Castell Uni-Ball, Montblanc, Pelkan: for National Handwriting Day
analog  pens  stationery  writing  writinginstruments 
january 2009 by M.Leddy
Thinking with pens and pencils
Dutch psychologist Christof van Nimwegen has written a dissertation arguing that pens and pencils are crucial in the development of creativity and intelligence.
analog  digital  pens  pencils  technology  writing 
october 2008 by M.Leddy

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