The Lumos & The Drawer of The Unloved
Follow Tom and a couple of his pen pals as a mysterious hero 'The Lumos' enters their lives and sketchbooks. What they are about to witness, no one could have predicted.
NO MORE RUBBISH PENS...
Too many pens and their refills are disposable by design. Similar to printer ink cartridges, pen companies want you to buy into their format so that they can keep selling you replacement pens or refills over and over again. It's good for their business but it's bad for the planet and stifles creativity.
As a product designer and craftsman who loves using a variety of pens to create illustrations and designs I had this very problem! Pens would sit in my drawer for years, either patiently waiting for that very specific refill or I was just loathed to dispose of an otherwise fully functional pen that had run out of ink.
Having designed and handmade calligraphy and fountain pens for creative folks across the world fulltime for over 6years I decided it was time to apply my knowledge to the pen I used most of all and one of the biggest culprits when it came its disposable nature, the fineliner.
THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS BLACK AND WHITE
Any ink colour anytime. The Lumos is designed so that you can refill with any fountain pen ink (and even some pigment inks). So there are no limits to your colour palette when creating your next masterpiece.
what a show off...
How to get started with your pen
As a designer, I am always reaching for at least two pens to highlight or add details in different styles to my work. Different pen styles offer different functions, whether that's accentuating a details in a drawing, changing between line weights, or just doodling for the fun of it I wanted to create a pen that you could use for a variety of tasks and that you could truly customise to the way you work.
Lumos - Duo
use any ink colour or combination of the 9 tip styles
REDUCE, REUSE REFILL
It's always seemed crazy to me to have to dispose of an otherwise amazing pen, just because it has run out of ink! With it's interchangeable ink reservoir the Lumos allows you to easily refill with your ink colour of choice. You'll also never have to buy another pen again! No more refills, No more waste
make it yours
We all have our favourite nib sizes and styles. Customising your Lumos to be your perfect writing, drawing or doodling companion couldn't be easier!
TIP TOP TIPS
Japan is where the best technical pens are made. I was never going to be able design anything that came close to the precision and decades of perfectionism of a Japanese made nib. So I designed the Lumos around them, with 9 sizes and types you are sure to find the ones to perfectly suit your style.
Pairing these two materials isn't just an aesthetic choice. Where strength and durability is needed, I've used stainless steel and where lightness and tactility is paramount I've used Aluminium. The Lumos shows off the best attributes of these materials and gives you a solid and balance writing experience.
Made from Titanium Nitride coated 304 stainless steel and fine bead blasted aircraft grade anodised aluminium The Lumos offers the perfect balance of 'chuck it in your bag' durability with the finesse of beautifully finished materials.
LESS IS MORE WITH MORE
As a professional designer, "Less is more" was drummed into me as a student and it's a design principle I still live by. For me when design becomes poetry is when you can do the most with the least parts. I'm confident that the Lumos is that little bit of minimalist creative magic you've been looking for.