Victor Marie Hugo (1802-1885) was a French writer, poet and dramaturg of the romantic period. He counts among the greatest and most famous French authors. He became famous through his works “Les Misérables” and “Notre-Dame de Paris”.
In 1841, Victor Hugo was accepted into the Academy française, which recognized his rank in the French art and literature world.
Although he was best known for his novels, Victor Hugo also wrote numerous poems, including “Les Contemplations”. He also created over 4000 drawings during his lifetime.
Montblanc dedicates his Homage 2020 to Victor Hugo and his many and varied works. To this end, Montblanc attempts to combine the spirit of a great thinker and the symbol of Paris, Notre Dame, the central point of one of his major works. The Gothic arches of Notre-Dame are found on the body of the fountain pen, but also on the other writing instruments. Look at Jean Valjean looking out from behind the clip. His protagonist from the novel “Les Misérables”.
On the 750 gold nib of the fountain pen, which, like all metal surfaces, is platinum-plated, there is an engraving of a water reservoir (gargoyle) of Notre Dame.
All those who like fountain pens exclusively can take a look at the strictly limited edition of 1831 pieces of the fountain pen, in completely platinum-plated surface with red lacquer inlays.
The Writers edition is available in three different writing techniques: piston fountain pen, ballpoint pen and rollerball.
His name is inextricably linked with the art of animated film and American film history: Walt Disney. From an initial idea to perfect the cartoon, an empire of undreamt-of size has been created. Thanks to his pioneering spirit and unique ingenuity, Walter Elia Disney, born in Chicago in 1901, became the most influential and most honored film producer of his time. His charismatic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy helped the then still young animated film to great popularity. The Montblanc Great Characters Walt Disney Edition is dedicated to the great pioneer of animated film.
The Montblanc Great Characters Walt Disney Limited Edition 1901, available as fountain pen and rollerball, is a tribute to the man whose vision shaped the animated film industry in its early days. In commemoration of the year Walt Disney was born, the edition is limited to 1901 copies. Symbolic of the groundbreaking influence on the technology of filmmaking, the multi-plane camera developed by Disney Studio served as the inspiration for the lacquer inlays with platinum-plated parts on the cap. The special lacquer technique on the container creates a scan animation effect when rotated, which makes the flickering Mickey Mouse motif appear and disappear. The rhodium-plated nib, made of Au 750 gold, is decorated with a Mickey Mouse motif reminiscent of the opening motif of early Disney cartoons.
Mickey Mouse’s debut on the big screen came in 1928 in New York in “Steamboat Willie”, one of the world’s first animated films with synchronized sound. As a mischievous ship’s boy, Mickey gave free rein to his creativity. Mickey Mouse’s world-famous silhouette is adorned by the matt black precious resin of the cap and container, while the yellow and red of the rings cap and cone are inspired by Mickey’s classic colour combination. The shape of the platinum-plated clip is inspired by the chimney of a steamboat.
When you see handwritten texts like this, you often hear from customers: “…I would like to be able to write so beautifully…”. Of course, this is also due to the fountain pen and its nib. However, a little guidance can’t hurt.
For all those who would like to dedicate themselves to the topic of beautiful and expressive lettering, we now have an interesting book on the topic of pointed nib calligraphy from the publisher Hermann Schmidt. In this book you will find instructions on how to lay the foundation with elementary forms and clear rules.
Stefanie Weigel is a master of her trade and will guide you through the book. She will guide you step by step to a systematic which you can implement relatively easily. However, you will not be spared the point of practicing and training with your own fountain pen or stylus. After all, you want to get your handwriting into shape.