Hidden design meanings for music nerds


Hearing "the dude" one might think of a certain Big Lebowski. But here at the shop we are convinced that OHTO's Dude fountain pen takes its namesake from the title track of a Quincy Jones album, The Dude.

The song lyrics go like this: 

Who is it
That always gets a hot reaction?
(That's The Dude)

OHTO's informational pamphlet on its Dude pen

OHTO's own informational product pamphlet strikes us as evocative of The Dude's 1981 cover art, while proclaiming a "refined urban design" alongside pen name colors such as Night Black, Neon Blue, and Building Silver.

He's a winner 'cause it's in his blood
Ain't nobody whose out there like him
Any corner in the neighborhood,
That's the place that you'll always find him

With this in mind, we present a very good looking brass body fountain pen. Its fine tip iridium nib is German made, and its sleek, silver coated body design evokes the city at night.

The Dude's cap clicks on and off snug and firm, while its plastic grip is easy to hold. The hexagonal body design prevents rolling, while the end is rounded if posting the cap is desired.

Dimensions: 5.3" (13.5cm) closed; 6.2" (15.7cm) posted; 4.9" (12.5cm) uncapped.

Comes loaded with two black ink international short cartridges.

Who is it
That looks so clean you can't ignore him
(That's The Dude)

OHTO's Dude fountain pen in Building Silver

Available in our Pen & Supply department.

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