A place to discuss floaty pens

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Parisian pens

The pen selection in Paris was unique. These are all Eskesen pens made in Denmark, but the styles are quite different.

The clothing seems to disappear when these pens are tilted back and forth. In actual fact, it seems that there's a tube of black floating up and down inside the pen. The places where the clothes appear are cut away and on a different level so the black can slide between. Clear as mud?

The reverse side of these pens show the backs of the subjects.

Note the unique floaty quality of the green pen. It is the background that slides back and forth to create the day and night effect.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Some of the best floaty pens are the ones that come from art galleries and museums. It wasn't surprising that California was a great place to find floaty pens, but it was surprising to find such a unique pen as the one with the pilgrims floating in front of the mission in Santa Barbara. The Huntington pen and the Getty Center pens were great finds.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Seattle sights

Seattle is one of the most pleasant cities I've visited. The pens pictured above represent the Space Needle, Monorail, Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum.

The Space Needle and the Monorail are modernist science fiction sites.

Pike Street market proved to be a pen bonanza, although I didn't buy any of these pens there. I got a couple of California floaty pens and a pen filled with volcanic ash from Mount St. Helens.