February 12, 2013

MonAmi 153 Ballpoint Pen

The iconic Bic pen is to the rest of the world, what the MonAmi 153 is to South Korea. Largely unheard of outside its home country, the MonAmi 153 ballpoint pen is a fascinating glimpse at what has become an isolated design icon halfway around the globe. A cultural symbol of post-war Korea.

We love the simplistic form and retracting mechanism that’s been untouched since it’s first design from 1963.  Best of all, the MonAmi 153 is our favourite go-to sketcher’s pen. It’s line weights are smooth and controllable, and the retractable design means that there’s no cap to misplace. Use it Love it!