Professionalism in art has this difficulty: To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is esthetically boring - an anti-virtue in a field where we hope to be astonished and startled and at some deep level refreshed.~ John Updike
When a fine writing instrument can be considered a functional work of art, it may seem boring for some to see pens that are only offered in a black with silver or black with gold style. The classic, sophisticated look is predictable and has been done many times over throughout the history of pen manufacturing.
Throughout its long history, the Parker Pen Company is recognized for setting the standard in professional writing instruments. The Parker Duofold is considered to be one of the timeless classics that is often imitated, but never duplicated.
Realizing that pen craftsmanship is an art form, Parker has introduced models that push the envelope with the intention to astonish writers, creatives and professionals with a writing tool that is worthy of their aesthetic desires.
The Parker IM & Urban pen designs are aimed to be in the hands of those who want to be astonished. The Premium Metallic finishes pictured above are crafted from a metal base, engraved with a contemporary, abstract pattern on the barrel and cap, then finished with a metallic lacquer coating in warm brown.
The IM has a cylindrical profile, chrome trims and a brushed metal grip section. The snap cap fits securely on the back-end of the pen while writing. The stainless steel nib flows smoothly across the paper with the included blue ink cartridge (under the box platform). Optionally, you can purchase the converter to fill using your favorite bottled ink.
The Urban has a curvy figure that feels comfortable and balanced in-hand. The black metal trims and resin grip section give this pen a modern, hi-tech look. The snap cap does not post on the back-end of the pen. The stainless steel nib glides just as nicely using the included Parker ink cartridge. A converter (not included) can also be obtained for filling with bottled ink.
Both of these everyday writing pens are now being featured as our Weekly Dip sale of the week for July 27th - August 3rd, 2017. As we continue to make room for new finishes and designs from all the best brands (including the 2016 updated versions of the IM & Urban), we are clearing out these discontinued styles at incredible prices so you can get away with a steal of a fountain pen.
As with any of our Weekly Dips, this special doesn't last around forever. You have until Thursday, August 3rd to take advantage of this offer.