The P2 idea

The P2 idea
6th March 2020 SWC

The basic concept was rendered in minutes; it had to look dynamic and have forward motion, a bit like a space ship but not obviously so, it needed a shape differentiation that was unique without being wacky. It was not to have clip (I’m off clips as only a very few of us put fountain pens in shirt pockets) and there was to be no silversmithing. HAL the ubiquitous computer AI ‘eye’ was not to feature – tempting as it was! But this was not an homage but an alignment.
So the cap has a nose-cone like the Blacklamp torch and the original Onoto x Schofield Pen. It has a fin that acts to grip when unscrewing but also serves as a roll-stop. It has two flat sections on the barrel that are fluted, a deliberate tactile surface to run one’s thumb along. It has a cool enamel badge in the end that is a play on the original Parker pen’s coloured dots (I can’t show you this yet as they are still being made) and the subtlest nod to HAL 🙂 Most explicit is the material, the colours of which fit stylistically with the film; red, black and white. Available now (read as 1 month) are the red and the black, but as you already know the black is OMG it’s full of stars! The white will be released later in the year. There is an early bird list. Please email us.