Announcing The Pen Addict + Mintlodica Retro 51 Pastel Shiba

The Pen Addict + Mintlodica Retro 51 Pastel Shiba

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I first met Susan Lin at the 2014 XOXO Festival in Portland, Oregon, and have been following her work ever since. Not only is she an artist and designer, she is a tech leader and champion of Women in Tech. In short, she is awesome.

In following her for as long as I have, I was very familiar with her style and aesthetic. It is right up my alley, and I knew as soon as I saw this image that it would be perfect for a Retro 51. Now, I just had to ask her if she was interested in collaborating with me. Thankfully, she said yes!

The Pen Addict + Mintlodica Retro 51 Pastel Shiba Barrel

Working on this project with Susan, and in conjunction with Retro 51, has gone as smoothly as I could have hoped. We are thrilled at the outcome, and cannot wait to get the Pastel Shiba into your hands.

The Pen Addict + Mintlodica Retro 51 Pastel Shiba Bone

This year, I am not only selling a pen and supporting art, I am adding a charity component as well. Starting now, I will be donating $1000 during each Retro 51 project to a charity of the artists choosing. Susan has chosen the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and I am happy to donate to their excellent cause.

I hope you enjoy The Pen Addict + Mintlodica Retro 51 Pastel Shiba as much as we enjoyed making it!

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The Pen Addict + Mintlodica Retro 51 Pastel Shiba packaging
Posted on October 7, 2019 and filed under Retro 51, Pen Addict Shop.

Misfill, Troublemaker 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:


Ink Review #857: Troublemaker Blueberry (Mountain of Ink)

The small and sparkly Pelikan M205 Star Ruby (UK fountain pens)

Dear Olive Garden, Never Change (Eater)

Inktober 3: Dior Dresses (Writing at Large)

Video Review: Pelikan Souverän M1005 (Special Edition) (Scrively)

Gross Domestic Product: Banksy Opens a Dystopian Homewares Store (Colossal)

Notebook Review: Endless Recorder Notebook (The Gentleman Stationer)

The Problem with Busy (MacSparky)

What's In My EDC Bag: Blackout Edition (Carryology)

Monokaki Notebook Review (Notebook Stories)

The Birth of American Music (Kottke)

Bellroy Premium Sling Review (The Sweet Setup)

OMG! It's Inktober! (The Well-Appointed Desk)

Pencil Review: Paper Mate Mirado Black Warrior No. 2 ( Polar Pencil Pusher)

A Like Can’t Go Anywhere, But a Compliment Can Go a Long Way (Frank Chimero)

review: diamine twilight (ink between the teeth)

It's Okay to Be Good and Not Great (Pocket)

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Posted on October 6, 2019 and filed under Misfill.