Published on October 6th, 2012 | by Kira0
Acme: Writing In Style
As you might have expect from a web magazine, we have an affinity for writing. I was in a creative writing club long before I ever even thought about holding a camera. And as with any craft, writers really care about the tools we work with. Whether it’s the molskine acid free notebook that serves as a diary, sketchpad, and planner or a custom hand-made journal that one boyfriend covered in purple velvet… And why would you sign important documents, or write anything you love with anything as inelegant as a normal ballpoint pen?
So, I am excited to see what creative juices come from the ACME Studios Frank Lloyd Wright Rollerball Pen Loggia Gates (PW03R). While I am more of a fountain tip fan when it comes to high end pens, they have plenty of downsides, and this beauty was hard not to like. The Loggia Gates comes in a good weight and writes smoothly. The pen’s exterior is beautifully crafted using metal barrels and metal-to-medal threading. It looks and feels very sturdy.
Plus, it comes in a stunning design, hand-applied lacquer, featuring this design from Frank Lloyd Wright. Many other designs are available as well, from the orange ‘Home & Studio’ pattern to ‘April Showers’, ‘Cinema San Diego’, ‘Imperial’ and ‘Playhouse’. ACME also offers looks from dozens of other authors and artists, from Bram Stoker to Eames, and even the Blue Man Group. This particular blue/black model is gender neutral, allowing it to make an excellent present for either sex. Like all of Acme’s pens, I love how strong and bold the look of the pen is. You and your writing instrument certainly won’t go unnoticed at the next board meeting.
Now, I can see the lay person balking at the $73 price tag for this pen. But, honestly, as most pen connoisseurs know, that’s a pretty reasonable price for a collector’s item. And we definitely appreciated one fairly unique addition that ACME offers- a capacitive tip that can take any of their rollerball pens and convert it to a stylus for use with a tablet or other touchscreen device (iPads, iPhones, and many others included). Only $16, it worked like a charm. They also offer everything from business card cases to keyrings and money clips if you’re in need of a gift for the special person in your life.