Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pen and Stationery Sidewalk Sale!

What goes together better then pens and papers? For sketchers and writers, we can't think of a better pairing and we hope you can join us this Friday and Saturday, May 27th and 28th, as we'll have incredible deals on overstock paper and envelopes and pens of all types*. This event will be happening exclusively at our PopUp Store at 2349 3rd St. San Francisco 94107.

There'll be tables FILLED with stationery at bargain pricing. This is a perfect start for your summer letter writing needs. Find a pen pal, write a love letter, create a journal for travels!

In addition...
All open stock pens will be 15% OFF!

This includes some of our most popular sellers such as;
  • Pigma Microns
  • Le Pens
  • Pentel Brush Pens
  • Pilot Parallel Pens
  • Lamy Fountain Pens
  • and so, so many more!!
So swing by this Friday and Saturday only to take advantage of this great deal!

Saturday May 28th is also the Potrero Hill / Dogpatch Small Business Week Sidewalk Sale. Over 20 retailers will be taking part in and around the 22nd and 3rd St Corridor.

We are proud members of the Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association and hope you'll come out on Saturday to support small business!

 *Limited to stock on hand. Sale available on in-store purchases only. Some exclusions apply. No special orders. All Pen and Marker Sets, Copic Sketch Markers, Calligraphy Nibs and Handles excluded from sale. Items already marked as "sale" are ineligible for an additional discount. 
Other exclusions may apply.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Tombo Dual Brush Pens

Fellow ARCHie David Tenorio created a work in progress series featuring Tombo Dual Brush Pens. As the name implies these pens have two nibs; a flexible brush tip and a fine-point hard nylon tip.  They are available in 96 colors and are acid-free, water based, non-toxic pigments or inks.

"Tombow Dual Tip markers have an amazing ability to behave like a paintbrush, providing the capacity for big, medium and small strokes.  Along with a vibrant, blendable water-based ink, these markers have infinite capabilities.
"After beginning with a light sketch, I usually place quick, bold marks of color in areas of high chroma and shadow.

"Using a brush dipped in water (or a traveling water brush), I begin to spread the marker's ink around the image.  This gives an effect that's nearly identical to watercolor, allowing you the ability to use wet-in-wet blending techniques.

"I repeat this process with different colored markers and levels of water.  Finally, I use the fine-tipped ends of the Dual Tip markers for details and trim.  Overall, they're a fast and convenient tool for creating subtle wash effects and unique brush strokes."

The Tombo Dual Brush Pen is available at both of our locations. Come in and try them out today!