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WIMA is a national trade association covering the $4.8 billion industry of pen, pencil and marker manufacturers.
WIMA was formed in 1943 to bring together the voices of the pen, marker and mechanical pencil industries. Since that time, the industry and the association have grown substantially, and WIMA's name and logo are widely recognized throughout the industry. In 1994, the Pencil Makers Association merged with WIMA to strengthen the industry's voice, making the impact of this association even stronger.
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"Autographs, especially by someone who is historic or a world-famous figure, can be really valuable." But HOW valuable are we talking? Take a look...
"These brilliant ink drawings show just what can be created with the humble pen." The various works that we've been finding are nothing short of impressive. See this roundup, all in ink!
"The ballpoint pen is gaining popularity, and not for its use as a writing utensil, but rather as a medium of choice for contemporary artists." Truth be told! Read for yourself!
"Using only a black marker, Boey draws intricate and detailed artworks on the exterior of various coffee cups." Boey's marker-art is impressive, see for yourself!
Imagine a world without Facebook. Zuckerberg made his mark on the world when he and friends founded the social network out of a dorm room. Without the young entrepreneurial mindset, we wouldn't be sharing this with you today. Here's to staying connected and Happy Birthday wishes to you, Mark Zuckerberg!
Truth be told, "you’ll never look at the half-dried chubby markers from your school days the same way again." Tom DesLongchamp's work is reMARKable.
"So much of calligraphy is about movement and rhythm..." See what incredible work comes as a result of such a simple tool. (via The New Yorker)
Mom: (noun) 1. someone who sees the best in her kids even with they drive her crazy, 2. unconditional love, See also: Superwoman. Wishing all Moms a very Happy Mother's Day, today!
Hailing all the way from Italy, Willow's pop art - crafted with marker- is incredible.
"Marker pens are special types of pen that can write on almost any surface and have many different types of ink. They can last very long or be erased with a swipe of a cloth." Read on for marker trivia!
As Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Today is #NationalTeachersDay. Join us as we recognize and thank these specials individuals who spread the wealth of knowledge every day.
"Find though she be but little, she is fierce." How do you interpret some of William Shakespeare's most famous words? Let us ponder in honor of his birthday.
"When his designer friends questioned the utility of ballpoint pens, artist Raymond Cicin took that as a challenge." This is worth the read.
"Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there's a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still advantages to doing things the old-fashioned way." Important read, here! Get those A's!
How far can a BIC pen write before it runs out of ink? We consulted with our pen experts and get this... it can write for approximately TWO miles! Who would have thought?!
We live in a world full of endless possibilities. Join us this May as we explore the uses and impressive art created by the marker, and recognize certain individuals and events who have made their mark in history. What sort of legacy will you leave?
Have you ever kept a journal? “There are no hard and fast rules for how to do it, or even why to do it, but here are a few reasons you should consider trying your hand at putting pen to paper.” (via The Huffington Post)
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Let us all, one way or another, make a positive difference. Here's to Robert Frost in honor of National Poetry Month!
A Monday "inky" funny to start your week off on the right foot!
Imagine a world without Mickey Mouse... Without Goofy? Without Minnie Mouse? It's arguable that Walt Disney is the most famous illustrator of all time. What do you think?
"If you had a giraffe... and he stretched another half... you would have a giraffe and a half..." Shel Silverstein is a well-known author and illustrator among all ages. "He urged readers to catch the moon or invite a dinosaur to dinner—to have fun!" Share your Shel moment with us! Do you have a favorite of his?
"If there’s one office supply we guarantee everyone has sitting on their desk right now, it’s a pen. We use them pretty much EVERYWHERE. But how much do we actually KNOW about this everyday item? Bet you never knew these 18 fun facts about the common pen!"
This tiger was sketched - completely - in ballpoint pen by artist Samuel Silva.We found it hard to believe at first, too, but believe it! Oh, the magic of the pen.