Misfill, Gangster Doodles Edition

Each week in Refill, the Pen Addict Members newsletter, I publish Ink Links as part of the additional content you receive for being a member. And each week, after 10 to 15 links, plus my added commentary on each, I'm left with many great items I want to share. Enter Misfill. Here are this weeks links:

Gangster Doodles

-- Gangster Doodles (Gangster Doodles)

-- Another Green World: Inside the resurgence of Japanese ambient music (Fact Mag)

-- Why Field Notes Have Remained Curiously Addictive for a Decade (Chicago Magazine)

-- Two Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawings Go on Display (Hyperallergic)

-- A Nice Chat with Brian Goulet of Goulet Pens! (Edison Pen Co)

-- Review: Doms X1 Pencil (Comfortable Shoes Studio)

-- Notebooks Used by Henry and Edsel Ford (Notebook Stories)

-- The Lamy Nexx (The Pen Boffin)

-- Review: Monteverde Brown Sugar (Alt. Haven)

-- A Relaxing Video Demonstrates the Detailed Steps of Making Paper by Hand (Colossal)

-- Fountain Pen Review: Wing Sung 618 Demonstrator (The Well-Appointed Desk)

-- Pencil Hardnesses (Wonder Pens)

-- Interview with Galen Leather (Rhodia Drive)

-- Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log (Fountain Pen Quest)

-- Colorverse Schrodinger Cat Review (SquishyInk)

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Posted on January 21, 2018 and filed under Misfill.

How I use it: Caran d’Ache Fixpencil

Caran d'Ache Fixpencil

If I kept tabs on the writing instruments that left the house with me in 2017 I’m certain the Caran d’Ache Fixpencil would land in the top two. It is that important to my every day carry.

How I use it: This is my quick notes and ideas pencil. Sometimes pencil is the best tool, but on the go I prefer mechanical, or in this case, clutch barrels. They are more durable by a long shot.

My favorite thing about the Fixpencil is the sharpener underneath the button on the end of the pencil. There’s no eraser under there, and I’m good with that. I like being able to sharpen the lead without carrying a pointer around.

The pictures below show some of my sketches and doodles, including some lettering and product design ideas. I keep a stack of note cards with me at all times, and often a pocket notebook of some sort. There is no better companion than the Caran d’Ache Fixpencil.

(I bought this pencil at full price from CW Pencil Enterprises in July, 2016.)

Caran d'Ache Fixpencil Sketch
Caran d'Ache Fixpencil Lettering
Caran d'Ache Fixpencil Bag
Caran d'Ache Fixpencil Doodle
Posted on January 19, 2018 and filed under How I use it.