09 November 2015 // Yun Sudrajat //Amsterdam


The Bic ballpoint pen is the best selling writing implement in the world, the 100 billionth was sold in 2006. Not surprising as it is inexpensive and quite disposable. It is also one of the presents I got for my birthday last week. Luckily for me, this Bic pen is not just a regular one, but one made in collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela. Typical of the surrealist designer, the pen has a large frivolous white feather attached to the ballpoint pen. A clear reference to the the historical quill pen that was the primary writing implement from the 6th to the 19th century.

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