For our next featured item from the Core77 Hand-Eye Holidays we turned to long time Core77 friend and prolific sketcher and designer, Michael DiTullo to ask him about his preferred weapon of choice for a sketch on the go and he referred us to Just Mobile's AluPen. A recipient of a Product Design Award from the iF Design Awards, and an Honorable Mention Design Award from RedDot, the AluPen comes with high regard.
The AluPen's hexagonal aluminum body feels substantial and comfortable in the hand. At 4.75" it's long enough that it doesn't feel awkward, resting gently between thumb and forefinger, yet short enough that it could easily slide in to a coat pocket, organizer or tool roll. As for the quality of the nib, instead of mundanely describing the qualities of the rubber, we've included these sketches from DiTullo that we felt better demonstrate, at least visually, the nuances of line work that are possible with the AluPen.
Just Mobile AluPen
Available at Core77's Hand-Eye Supply
$22.00Hit the jump to see some of Mike's sketches...
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