Impressionists Series Fountain Pens

These are the fountain pens we developed with inspiration from paintings by The Impressionists. They were originally offered as rewards to people who backed our Thundafund campaign, and are now available through our online store at our regular prices:

(Please note that if you order one/more of these pens, there is a waiting list as we are busy fulfilling  commitments to those who made pledges through our crowdfunding campaign. We expect the wait to be of the order of four months, but will keep you updated as we work our way through our backorders.)

The original idea for matching the pens with the paintings came from the very gifted @illegal_aileen. In next to no time she put together a card similar to the one below, and we have since developed it further with her blessing.

We make these pens ourselves, from mixing the pigments to get just the right colors to turn them on a lathe to do the final buffing and polishing. (The only components we buy in are the nibs with their ink feeds and the beads.) The beads are tiny Japanese Delicas (the best in the world) and the nibs are either Bock #6 in a gorgeous rose gold plating (if we can get them, otherwise in polished steel) or Jowo #6 in polished steel. You can choose whether you prefer your nibs in Fine, Medium, or Broad.

The seven pen styles that we invite you to choose from are:

Berthe Morisot’s  Young Woman at the Mirror:

Toulouse-Lautrec’s Ball at the Moulin Rouge:

Renoir’s Dance at La Galette:

Beraud’s The Gardens of Paris (Which is also the Name We Chose for Our Ink):

Manet’s A bar at the Folies-bergere:

Eva Gonzales’s Indolence:

Monet’s Le Dejeuner Sur L’herbe:

In addition, you are welcome to order a 50ml bottle of unique ink developed specifically for The Impressionists Series by Frara Road. We have called this ink The Gardens of Paris, after the painting by Béraud. It is a glorious turquoisey-greeny-teal with an amazing underlying sheen. (Do take a look at Clement Dionglay’s outstanding writing examples using this ink on their blog, Rants of the Archer.) If you would like to order this, please send us an email and we will add it to your order. Cost: US$12.

And a final touch, which will not add to the cost of shipping, is the option of adding a very special 4-pen pouch, in this lovely floral fabric, also at a cost of an additional US$12:


Within South Africa, we offer a flat rate of R125 for couriering smaller items.

International shipping is via a courier or express postage with a tracking number and should take around 10 – 20 working days. Pens are securely packed and insured.

Please use the checkout to see the shipping cost for your location.