Stationery Orbit
Stationery Orbit
Nov 1, 2020
15. Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict
Play • 56 min

Today’s guest requires a special introduction 

He once spent an entire month on a remote hilltop with pen in hand, the tender silence only broken by the sound of nib on paper, writing line after line of the same character just to achieve a number 4 that brought joy to his soul.

He is a Namiki Nerd, a Lamy Lover, a founding member of Team Safari, the King of Pen, 



The Pen Addict blog was founded in 2008, the Pen Addict podcast followed in 2012, then NockCo and recently, a partnership in Spoke Pens and a Twitch stream for the Pen Addict.

 Lamy 2000 Blue Bauhaus

What is your Top 5 Ice Cream list looking like these days? (Refill #57)

Mint chocolate chip

Pralines and cream

Moose Tracks

Sea Salt and Caramel



What fountain pen brand do you think has the best, most consistent quality?



What pen are you writing with today?

Stylo-Art Urushi


What pen do you find yourself reaching for more these days?

 Spoke Design - Classic silver
Spoke Design Roadie
Caran D'Ache 849


What is one thing you wished people knew about pens? 

There is always a better pen (speaking to newcomers)


Nock Notecards
Midori MD A5
Yoseka Notebook
Clairefontaine Triomphe Notepad

Are there artists that you think are doing amazing work that stationery lovers need to know about? 

Raymond Pettibon

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Timothy Curtis

Joey Feldman



Drive-by truckers

Laura Jane Grace



What is your favorite purchase (stationery or not) in the last 6 months?

R.E. Load Bags

Nike Air Max


Where can they find you on the Internets?




 You can also write to me at:

Stationery Orbit
 Attn: John West
 P.O. Box 621
 Golden, CO 80402  

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