BIC Cristal Original Smudge Free Ballpoint Pens, Ideal for School, Black, Medium Point (1.0mm), Pack of 50

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BIC Cristal Original Smudge Free Ballpoint Pens, Ideal for School, Black, Medium Point (1.0mm), Pack of 50

BIC Cristal Original Smudge Free Ballpoint Pens, Ideal for School, Black, Medium Point (1.0mm), Pack of 50

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Today the Bic Cristal is sold in fine (Cristal Xtra Precision, 0.8 mm), medium (Cristal Xtra Smooth, 1.2 mm), and bold (Cristal Xtra Bold, 1.6 mm) sizes. In 1961 Bic Orange pen was introduced, featuring a fine 0.8mm (0.031in) point and an orange barrel instead of translucent. Bic makes this pen at its own plants in Europe. The sky is the limit with these BodyMark ®temporary tattoo markers!Maybe you just want to draw or write something on your skin? Smith, David (14 June 2008). "It's 70 today, but our favourite pen just keeps rolling along". The Guardian. The pen's dimensions are 5 + 7⁄ 8 by 1⁄ 2 inch (14.9cm ×1.3cm) with the cap, [10] or 14.5cm ×0.7cm ( 5 + 11⁄ 16in × 1⁄ 4in) without the cap.

Bich invested heavily in advertising, hiring poster designer Raymond Savignac in 1952. That year Bic won the French Oscar de la publicité award for advertising. [2] In 1953 advertising executive Pierre Guichenné advised Bich to shorten his family name to Bic as an easy-to-remember, globally adaptable trade name for the pen, which fit in with product branding trends of the post-war era. [5] Early Bic advertisements in France referred to the Cristal as the "Atomic pen". [6] Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Bic Cristal's writing tip and ergonomic design helped shift the worldwide market for pens from fountain pens to ballpoints.Finally, if the Bic Cristal interests you from a design or historical perspective, both Philip Hensher's The Missing Inkand James Ward's The Perfection of the Paper Clipdiscuss the history and development of the Bic ballpoint pen in some detail (as well as diving deep into other aspects of stationery minutiae). I highly recommend both books. a b "Humble Masterpieces" (PDF). New York: The Museum of Modern Art. 27 September 2004 . Retrieved 13 March 2017. Product Name Bic Cristal Designer Marcel Bich and Edouard Buffard Company Bic Country France Year made 1950 Materials - Clear polystyrene casing As I mentioned, the 1.0mm medium point will probably give you the smoothest writing experience, and is generally my recommended starting point. For editing and annotation (or if you just write really small), the “Xtra Precision” needle-tip pens are fantastic. If you write large, there's even an "Xtra Bold" 1.6mm version, though I've not tried them. a b Stamp, Jimmy. "The Universal Typeface Project Averages the World's Handwriting to Produce an Incredibly Average Font". Smithsonian . Retrieved 15 March 2017.

Since the launch of Cristal ® in the early 1950s, many international artists have freely used this ballpoint pen to create portraits, drawings, but also sculptures, installations, etc…It is also design object that can be found at the Museum of Modern Art (NEw York) and at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris. Hauser, Christine; Anderson, Christina (21 April 2017). "At This Museum, Failures Are Welcome". The New York Times. Design influences our lives and can be found in every aspect of our day. Discover more inspiring and unique design objects. Add some fun and colour to your greatest ideas with BIC highlighters, whiteboard markers, and permanent markers.

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