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On our cover: Florence, Italy’s Visconti is experiencing a renaissance as a new CEO takes control and a new pen honors the original Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci. The jubilee anniversary celebrations of Japan’s Platinum Pen Company attracted vendors from around the world, including U.S. distributor Luxury Brands USA. Meantime, Italy’s Aurora Pens celebrates its 100th anniversary with a series of limited edition writing instruments. David Oscarson honors Hinduism and friendship in his new Lord Ganesha series. Plus: the 90th anniversary of Washington D.C.’s Fahrney’s Pen Shop, fashion forward pen rolls from Yenderings, paper pads made to your specs, pop-up notecards like you’ve never seen, Bauhaus-inspired journals, instructions on using wax seals, and stunning outsider art made with…ballpoints?!
For over thirty years, Pen World has been the premier niche lifestyle magazine for fine writing instruments. We are a journal of writing culture and feature new pens at all price points, including vintage pens, fine papers, inks, accessories, reviews, and how-to guides. If it’s associated with pens, you’ll find it in Pen World. In each issue you will discover the beauty of handwritten communication and learn about intriguing people from all over the world who design, produce, and write with pens. Issued bi-monthly, Pen World entices both new and experienced pen connoisseurs to look at writing instruments in an unconventional way.