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Rotring ArtPen

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 3rd, 2016. Artwork published in .
Rotring ArtPen 1
Source: Richard Anderson. License: All Rights Reserved.

Rotring’s ArtPen was introduced in 1984. The product line also included a color version and the Art Pencil (discontinued), among other things. Ironically, and unlike in the current version, the brand names used to be in a ready-made typeface, and not rendered in custom calligraphy.

The typeface is Slogan, a brush script designed by Helmut Matheis and first cast by Ludwig & Mayer in 1958. Herr Matheis just celebrated his 99th birthday, and he still enjoys drawing letters (although not with an ArtPen).

Rotring ArtPen 2
Source: Richard Anderson (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.
Rotring ArtPen 3
Source: elgltd. License: All Rights Reserved.


  • Slogan




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1 Comment on “Rotring ArtPen”

  1. See also this booklet with instructions for the use of the ArtPen, by Hermann Zapf.

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