Project Athena - Day 48 (Old Technology)

Back in the Day....

Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.
— Geek

Before computers and "command z" became my way of life, these technical pens were a mainstay to my craft. There was a punctilious pride among designers and illustrators who mastered these finicky little pens. They demanded constant care, routine cleaning and a delicate touch when disassembling and reassembling. In order to achieve a smooth, continuous line, one had to have a steady hand and lots of patience. Weird, I miss them.

In expert hands, these pens can still make an ad or drawing magically stand out against the bland precision of a computer rendered graphic.

Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Pens

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 45mm • F/8 • 1/30s • ISO 800