In 2009 Visconti announced the phase out of the Van Gogh pen, after more than 10 years of success worldwide, leaving a gap of colors and designs in pens' range; however, they announced also that they would have developed a new model, even more inspired to Van Gogh work.
Here is the result: pens which honour his most famous paintings.
Visconti looked for the most representative artworks and the right formulas for colors and effects, able to link objects and techniques so much different each other.
Starry Night is the blue pen, enlighted by green, white and yellow nuances; The Room in Arles is the brown pen, with yellow-orange shades; Sunflowers (sold out) is the yellow pen, with ochre, brown and green veins and spots; Self-portait is the light blue pen, with white and brown veins. Iris is green, with deep blue and yellow-orange accents, Pollard is rusty brown with green, yellow and grey veins.
The pens have the same model and size of the Michelangelo.
Faceted cap and body, with 18 sides, with metal ends and magnetic closure of the cap.
Also new Van Gogh pens can be personalized with initials or gems on the cap top, with accessories of Visconti's MyPenSystem.
Personalization is reversible because we'll send you also the original Visconti top disc for future substitution.
The fountain pen features cartidge/converter filling system and a small steel nib, F - M - B; and now also the new extra-flex nib, in EF only.
The new Van Gogh series includes fountain pen, rollerball, rollergraphic, ballpen and pencil.
They are named as the painting, and arem packed in a beautiful gift-box with with the faithfully reproduced canvas.
Starry Night: blue pen, enlighted by green, white and yellow nuances;
The Room in Arles: brown pen, with yellow-orange shades;
Sunflowers (sold out): yellow pen, with ochre, brown and green veins and spots;
Self-portait: the light blue pen, with white and brown veins.
Irises: green pen, with blue brush strokes.
Pollard: rusty and green pen, with white/yellow/red veins.
Stunning roller version: it works with fountain pens' ink!
Put a normal cartridge in its place, and the rollergraphic will write throught its roller's tip, but without any roller refill!
Also the Van Gogh series features the magnetic lock, simple and efficient at the same time. In this case not only has Visconti optimized the necessary opening effort but has also conceived the system with a view to render the closing easier as well. The closure results best for everyone, even for those particularly distracted, allowing to avoid in this manner accidents such as those typical of the twist closing pens.