When the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, all East Germans could claim 100DM, the equivalent of about $100 in US dollars today, from the government of West Germany, to be spent at their leisure. This Begrüßungsgeld or “welcome money,” was a long-standing practice that was now accessible to all.
“For me it was the first time I had seen graffiti tags, on every corner in every place,” he says, of driving with friends around Kreuzberg in West Berlin as a 23-year-old. “I was wondering, ‘How have they done this?’ And then I see it must be a pen, a marker, and so I said, ‘I want to have this marker.’” He found one in a Karstadt department store that cost 10 of his 100 DM. “That was a lot. My friends thought I was crazy.” He worked in construction following reunification, eventually becoming a freelance artist. Today his tag is recognized around the world. He has visited 32 different countries to make, exhibit and promote his work.
TIME Magazine quoting Jens Müller, aka Tasso.
After a long time only being available through grey market importers, Edding pens and markers are now finally available in the US & Canada, from the permanent markers to the drawing, coloring and decorating pens and markers. Which one is your favorite?
GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics offer all the benefits of an artists’ quality acrylic paint, but with an ink-like consistency. Because of the low-viscosity, High Flow Acrylics can be used to fill empty markers as a way of incorporating higher quality paints in street art, or bringing the speed and convenience of marker pens to fine are painting.
If you’re new to this, we recommend the High Flow Marker Set which includes 5 High Flow colors plus 3 empty markers – an ideal way to discover how easy it is to use refillable markers with GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics.
The three markers included in the set offer the opportunity to try a variety of sizes, from a fine tip to a wider stroke. 1mm, 2mm and 15mm tip sizes, each its own unique quality, perfect for signatures, fine line detail, or filling in larger areas with more precision.
The five 1 oz. High Flow colors offer variety as well:
Iridescent Pearl (Fine) and Fluorescent Pink are unique, expressive colors, not found in many ink lines.
Indigo (Anthraquinone), a color that illustrates the high pigment load available with High Flow Acrylics, and Green Gold are go-to colors for many artists.
Transparent Dioxazine Purple is a bold color from the offering of ten Transparent colors available in High Flow.
None of these colors are included in the other two High Flow Sets.
Are you a maker, visionary, entrepreneur, artist — or all of the above? This month, Pentel is accepting submissions for the Pentel #WhatisLove Creative Challenge! Answer the question “What is love?” with a visual creation and submit your work to the Pentel Creator Collective’s first ever Creative Challenge.
How you make your piece is as important as what you create. Share your journey (and your work) on social media, and they could share your work on the Pentel YouTube and Instagram channels. Are you ready to share take the Pentel Creative Challenge and share your art with the world?
The New Year brought us fresh starts and new beginnings, it was the perfect opportunity to plan out the year and think about the goals you want to achieve. But now we’re almost a month into the new year so we have to ask – Do you keep a task journal? Did you write down your goals? Since “a goal not written down is merely a wish,” we put some stuff on sale that can help.
Unleash your creativity with the FriXion Colors Erasable Marker Pens by Pilot. You can write smoothly, draw flawlessly, erase cleanly and revise repeatedly without damaging your planner all thanks to the unique thermo-sensitive, erasable ink available in a variety of fun and fresh colors. The extra durable, bold point tip produces rich, vibrant lines. Whether writing, drawing, coloring or organizing, add a touch of creativity and style to your everyday tasks with the new FriXion Colors Erasable Marker Pens.
The 56-week Planner by Field Notes s a durable planner that looks great, feels just right, and will hold up to years’ worth of your busy life without batteries, brand-sponsored Wi-Fi, or a monthly service charge loaded up with hidden fees.
4¾” x 7½”, with a durable 60pt. chipboard cover and lay-flat “Double-O” wire binding. 112 Pages of Finch 70# text paper are marked with one blank week per spread, ready to fill with your next 56 weeks of appointments, meetings, notes, or even brief journal entries.
The TwinTone double-sided marker creates thick or thin lines with two tip choices – broad bullet tip for bold lines or extra-fine tip for detailed, precise lines. Perfect for color-coding and decorating planners, journals and notebooks. Create fun doodling and lettering styles with a choice of 24 colors. Water-based ink doesn’t bleed through most papers. Durable fiber point tips are long lasting and maintain shape after use. Bullet tip 0.8mm; extra-fine tip 0.3mm.
These EcoQua Notebooks have wonderfully colorful covers and are ideal for writing and drafting in pen, pencil and marker. They are made in Italy and contain environmentally-friendly FSC certified 57 lb. (85g/m2) paper that is chlorine-free, acid-free and completely recyclable. Available with lined, blank or standard grid sheets.
The ProFolio Oasis Notebook is designed to simplify your search for the perfect notebook: well-designed, affordable and practical. The proprietary paper pattern is a combination of grid, line and dots, an optimal pattern for handwriting, drawing perfect straight lines, developing charts and rapid journaling. The Oasis Notebook is made with high-quality materials; the spine is machine stitched and the paper is soft and smooth to the touch. The notebooks are available in three colors and three different sizes – A6 (small, 4.13″ × 5.83″), A5 (medium, 8.83″ × 8.27″) and B5 (large, 6.93″ × 9.84″).
Still not sure what you want to do and how you want to do it? Stop by Raw Materials and our staff can help you pick out the best products for you to get your life organized and optimize the time it takes to plan. Let’s make 2019 the best year ever!
Let’s talk about STABILO! Join Emilee Rudd for a fun hands-on project using the Pen 68 Markers and a water brush. With just a light touch and a dab of water, watch the saturated dye of these pens extend and blend just like watercolor. Discover how STABILO’s pens and markers, known for coloring, design and illustration, can be used in new ways and incoporated into mixed media work!
With their sturdy bullet tips and brilliant, intense colors, these fiber tip pens are perfect for layout detail and sketching. The odorless water-based ink will not bleed. It also will not dissolve toner or ink of permanent markers. Pens can be left without their cap for 24 hours without drying out. Stabilo Pen 68 Markers are available in sets, which come in convenient plastic wallets, tin sets, parade sets (case folds out into a fun stand-up easel making it easier to choose pens and keep them organized), and mini sets (a compact version for when you’re on the go).