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Rotring ArtPen

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 3rd, 2016. Artwork published in .
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    Source: https://www.flickr.com 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).

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Richard Anderson (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: http://www.ebay.co.uk elgltd. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    1 Comment on “Rotring ArtPen”

    1. Dec 4th, 2016  7:58 pm

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

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