I was in Las Vegas last week, covering COUTURETime for Watchonista (you can read about that here). As always, pens and pencil are my preferred souvenir because they don’t take up a lot of room and are easily purloined from hotels. Plus I found a few abandoned in the convention centre.
At conventions, stationery is also a common (and appreciated because writers always need something to write with and something to write on) gift from exhibitors. This year, I picked up a very cool notebook and matte black pen from Hamilton (it even has the logo embossed on the top).
Rado also outdid itself with a Le Courboisier themed notebook and an intriguing Forever Perpetual Pencil. This writing instrument uses a metal alloy tip (Ethergraf ) to produce a graphite-like line. The markings are lighter than a regular pencil, but it looks cool and is fun to draw with.
i love stationery- especially vintage- would i be right in suggesting a retro theme is happening here?