Make Your Mark Maker Folded Pen Kit
Make your own folded pen with this kit. Folded pens are simple writing tools that are easy to make, and surprisingly expressive and lively. Each one is different, and you can experiment with shape, flexibility and ink capacity as you learn how the nibs work. You can use a folded pen for calligraphy, drawing, or mark-making.
The kit contains full instructions, along with a pencil, two small pieces of brass sheet, extrafine grit sandpaper, and walnut ink crystals.
You need to provide duct tape (or heatshrink tubing) and a pair of sharp scissors.
You’ll cut the brass into a shape, attach it to the dowel, and cut/shape it into a nib. Then you’ll have your own homemade pen. Dip it in ink and start making some marks. There’s an extra piece of brass, as backup, or to make a second pen.
Please note that the photo shows more objects than are included in the kit. The kit does not contain any finished pens. And the exact appearance of the kit may vary from the photos here, as we occasionally update the materials.
Crafted in Detroit, Michigan
Patrick Barber is a graphic designer and artist whose work uses gesture, letterforms, and whatever materials are handy in an attempt to capture energy in motion. He takes daily inspiration from the wildness, humanity, and generosity of the city of Detroit, where he lives and works.