Nov. 1, 2020

15. Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict

15. Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict

Today’s guest requires a special introduction 

He once spent an entire month on a remote hilltop with pen in hand, the tender silence only broken by the sound of nib on paper, writing line after line of the same character just to achieve a number 4 that brought joy to his soul.

He is a Namiki Nerd, a Lamy Lover, a founding member of Team Safari, the King of Pen, 

It’s BRAD DOWDY!

 

The Pen Addict blog was founded in 2008, the Pen Addict podcast followed in 2012, then NockCo and recently, a partnership in Spoke Pens and a Twitch stream for the Pen Addict.


 Lamy 2000 Blue Bauhaus

What is your Top 5 Ice Cream list looking like these days? (Refill #57)

Mint chocolate chip

Pralines and cream

Moose Tracks

Sea Salt and Caramel

Coffee/Espresso

 

What fountain pen brand do you think has the best, most consistent quality?

Pelikan

 

What pen are you writing with today?

Stylo-Art Urushi

 

What pen do you find yourself reaching for more these days?

 Spoke Design - Classic silver
Spoke Design Roadie
Caran D'Ache 849

 

What is one thing you wished people knew about pens? 

There is always a better pen (speaking to newcomers)

 


Nock Notecards
Midori MD A5
Yoseka Notebook
Clairefontaine Triomphe Notepad


Are there artists that you think are doing amazing work that stationery lovers need to know about? 

Raymond Pettibon

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Timothy Curtis

Joey Feldman

 

Musicians

Drive-by truckers

Laura Jane Grace

 

 

What is your favorite purchase (stationery or not) in the last 6 months?

R.E. Load Bags

Nike Air Max

 

Where can they find you on the Internets?

PenAddict.com

@gneissguyco

@stationeryorbit

 

 You can also write to me at:

Stationery Orbit
 Attn: John West
 P.O. Box 621
 Golden, CO 80402  

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