Monday Matchup #40: Lamy Al-Star CopperOrange (2015 Special Edition) in Fine with Lamy CopperOrange

Not to get too deep, but aren’t we all just little fish swimming around in a bowl, desperately seeking out meaning?

Philosopher Walter Fisher dreamed up the narrative paradigm as a way to explore and explain human communication. In essence, it was the idea that we experience life as stories, that we’re all storytellers, and thus search for meaning accordingly. More or less. We relate to one another through narratives, which explains our need to satisfy any cliffhangers and compulsion to separate the good guys from the bad guys.

Every good goldfish comes with a story. The one you won at the church carnival five years ago, and to this day has avoided the fatal flush. It’s swimming with the fishes but not… swimming with the fishes, if you know what we mean. Or what about that quote from “Big Fish,” a Tim Burton movie about how storytelling can underscore the bond between father and son. That involved some separating of fact from fiction, but this is too short a blog to go fishing around for truth.

That brings us to the Lamy Al-Star CopperOrange (2015 Special Edition) and CopperOrange ink. We know they’re going to help spin some bright tales bursting with vivid detail. This is a pen and an ink with a ton of character. And they have a flare for the dramatic, as Caitlin from our Customer Care team demonstrated in this eye-popping illustration.

The CopperOrange Al-Star is available as a fountain pen for $37.60 and as a rollerball pen for $33.60. Lamy CopperOrange ink is available in a 50ml bottle for $10.50 (we’re expecting more shortly), a 2ml ink sample for $1.25, and in a package of five cartridges for $4.50.


Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-11T14:01:25+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Monday Matchup|22 Comments
  • Wow! Those goldfish are fantastic.

  • Beautiful illustration. Makes me want the pen, and the ink, even more.

  • ana_b

    Caitlin, what an amazing illustration. I love it!! This Monday Matchups have been inspiring me to draw with fountain pens (never crossed my mind before) and I must admit i'm loving it. It's strangely nice. And this is illustration is right up my alley, just this weekend i drew with a nib creeper flex and some apache sunset. Don't think it was anyway near as good as your drawing though. Beautiful. And loved the explanation that comes with it 🙂 Write on, and Draw on, please!! 🙂

  • Ceit

    Now I have to get the ink for it. Beautiful images!

  • Tom Johnson

    Wow, what a Monday eye opener! Perfect for the first Monday of Spring. Caitlin, I love the beautiful art and the writing. The quote is special for me, having seen a 12 inch long gold fish that had been turned loose in a large quarry. I was scuba diving and did a double take. Was later told they grow as big as their containment allows. The philosophy here is very good, I never thought about it, but it makes total sense. That is why analogies and parables are so powerful at transferring ideas. Stories too. Sarah, wonderful photography. You captured the colors so well. Sigh! Now I have to wait another week for the next Matchup. Meanwhile, I am enjoying a small Goulet order that came today. Have to leave several reviews.

  • A Red Falcon

    Hey not to bad for Beautiful!!! Fantastic Photo, drawing and great showing why many more artist should be playing with Fountain pens …. Keep up that AMAZING work GANG!!!

  • …I want a goldfish…lol 😉

  • fireant

    What a gorgeous drawing!!!

  • Otter

    That is an AWESOME drawing! Wow. And the photography is great, as well as the quotes and the post — they've just been so incredibly professional of late! Thanks for that Monday pick-me-up! (You know, I never liked the color orange much until discovering fountain pens! *LOL* Now I totally get it! 🙂 )

  • Waaaaah that drawing! Sooo pretty O.o

  • Heath

    Have you ever thought about auctioning off the original artwork to raise money for your favorite charity?

  • Madigan

    Hi Ceit! The ink is gorgeous. I definitely recommend giving it a try. It shades beautifully! 🙂

  • Madigan

    Hey Tom! What an awesome story about the gold fish in the quarry. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Madigan

    Thanks!! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Madigan

    Hi Ana_b! Caitlin is so talented. Drawing with fountain pens has become one of my favorite things to do- you can get so much depth with just one ink, it's really amazing. 🙂 I'd love to see some of your work!

  • Madigan

    Hi Melissa! Yeah, Caitlin did an awesome job. 🙂

  • Madigan

    Hey Michael! 100% in agreement with you there. They are so great together! 🙂

  • Madigan

    Hi Otter! Thanks for the kind comments. Caitlin really blew this one out of the water. 😉

  • Madigan

    Hi Amaryllis! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  • Madigan

    Hey Heath! This is a great idea. We'll look into it. 🙂

  • Lisa Smith

    LOVE the drawing!! I saw it on FB and instagram yesterday and was just in love. This is my next pen to buy, waiting until I can buy the pen & ink at once.

  • Stephanie Westcot

    This is beautiful! Both orange and fish are themes of mine…any chance you will offer prints?