Thank you again for your very kind feedback and for validating my geekdom. So far no tl;dr posts!
Here's an outtake from the photo shoot, in the spirit of goodguy and Zuzik's reviews of the MB Writer's Series (this is for you, p2p). Smudge likes the 2000M!
I'm now somewhat distraught to find that not all Lamys are perfect. I confess I was ignorant to "all the complaints" about the 2000 nibs. Aargh, will the search for the perfect pen never end??
We are all imperfect vessels, even the venerable Lamy 2000, alas!
Great work, very comprehensive - worthy of the best encyclopaedia.
I've been thinking of getting a 2000M, but would like to handle one first. I think Bruce-YVR will be getting one, though, so that'll give me the opportunity.
You should do! By the way, you were one of the early 2000 recommenders when I first joined a few years back, so thanks for that.
I did want to point out though, there are a few typos in Part 5, specifically in the quote from the Lamy booklet for the Edition 2000.
Darn! My mother is a quilter, and she says real quilters intentionally put in a mistake to stave off a real error. Let's just pretend that's what I was going for here. Thanks for pointing it out all the same.
(I wonder if anyone's done a Moholy-Nagy source compendium for the P51 - another Bauhaus link?)
Uh-oh. Not another article idea.
Thank you for the section on the bauhaus/Lamy/Braun etc. Really adds to the knowledge base and my enjoyment of the article, and my pen. Reminds me of my reading about Henry Dreyfus designs (Skyliner FP, Waring blender, the Bell rotary desk phone, Yellow Cab, 20th Century limited Pan Am flying boat (interior)etc.)
Yes, this was really fun to research. As I mentioned above, I'm a big fan of Müller and really enjoyed trying to fit the pieces together on him and his influence. I'm just waiting for a real design authority to come in and rip me to shreds, though.
Because of your article I blasted $253.25 on 2 Lamy 2000s!!!!!!
I saw nothing. I know nothing!
Edited by bphollin, 17 August 2012 - 00:22.
Looking for a Terracotta Safari. Let me know what you've got.