Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Pencil and Pen Retail Therapy. A Taste of Conté
Retail therapy. Who needs clothes and accessories when you've got pens and pencils. London Graphic Centre here I come. Picks of the day were (not in order of importance):
STABILO pointVisco fine 0.5
STAEDTLER pigment liner 0.3
Conté 601 B Graphite
Conté 1355 No 41 Pastel, pink
Prismacolor COL-ERASE 20045 Cadmium Red
One bottle of ink:
Pelican 4001 Fountain Pen Ink, Turquoise
I haven't tried a Conté pencil before and I have to say this one offered a very pleasing writing experience. I find the Conté 601 B to have a solid yet buttery feel. I also like the feel of the barrel and I could even get used to the barcode which is engraved at the bottom. I loathe barcodes on pencils. The Prismacolor had one stuck on it so securely that it took a long time to get rid of and there's still glue on the wood which put me off.
Conté Graphite and Pastel
Conté Graphite 601B: Smooth operator.
Conté Pastel pink No 41. What a pleasure to press it onto paper and see it crumble away. Delectable pink.