Thursday Things: Piet Mondrian

A Piet Mondrian inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink, with primary colors.

You may not know his name but we’ll bet you’d recognize his paintings. Piet Mondrian was a Dutch abstract artist, known for his use of basic shapes and primary colors. This week’s Thursday Things features products that evoke this simple but stunning creativity.  From the mixture of the simple primary colors, red, blue, and yellow, a world of colorful opportunity is possible. However, as this collection shows, these hues are still gorgeous in their own right.

Featured products from left to right:

 

A Jinhao 159 Blue in a Piet Mondrian inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink, with primary colors.
Jinhao 159 Fountain Pen – Blue
De Atramentis Document Inks in a Piet Mondrian inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink, with primary colors.
De Atramentis Document Inks in Red, Yellow, and Blue
A Jinhao 159 Yellow in a Piet Mondrian inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink, with primary colors.
Jinhao 159 Fountain Pen in Yellow
A Lamy Safari Red in a Piet Mondrian inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink, with primary colors.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen in Red
A Lamy Safari Red and Blue in a Piet Mondrian inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink, with primary colors.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen in Red and Blue
A Piet Mondrian inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink, with primary colors.
Which pen or ink is your favorite for its simplistic beauty?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-13T14:46:58+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Thursday Things|14 Comments
  • Janet Bagnall

    I absolutely love my Lamy Safari fountain pen 🙂 I haven’t tried yellow ink before, but since that is my favorite color, am going to have to give it a try – so pretty.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      That sounds great! I hope you love it!

  • Vinstor

    Two of my favorite things: fountain pens (& accoutrements) and Mondrian. Great way to start Thursday!

    I have two Lamy AL-Stars. They’re among my always-inked set. Need to try out some of these inks and papers to go with them.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Let us know if you find any ink and paper pairings that you like! Are any sticking out to you more than others?

      • Vinstor

        I really like the De Atramentis Document Yellow ink and the Leuchtturm Blue notebook. I also need a new nib for a pen. Sounds like an order is in my future. 🙂

        • Lydia At Goulet Pens

          Sounds like a very exciting and colorful order in your future! 😉

  • Julia Traver

    These colours and patterns were very popular back in the late 1960’s (I remember it well): short white boots, Mondrian A-line skirt, solid colour top. Lamy Safaris would have been the greatest accessory!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      That sounds awesome! What a great look!

  • Don

    Very clever layout!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Thanks, Don!

  • Tom Johnson

    My favorite pen for its simplistic beauty is the Pilot Elite 95S. A most wonderful pen, I love its classic look. I’m a sucker for inlaid and hooded nibs. I have the burgundy/ivory. This is another magnificent Thursday Things! Such bright wonderful colors and a great selection, layout, and photos.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Great choice, Tom! The E95S gets a lot of love around here too. Great first gold nib pen choice. It’s so elegant.

  • Peach ST

    One of the best layouts yet..I love Mondrian! I have a yellow Jinhao 159 and the color is stunning. It feels like an expensive pen and writes well.

  • Joe Stout

    I love the simplicity of the Pilot Metropolitan, and my favorite “simple” ink is the Lamy Blue. I’ve never tried pairing them though, I first got Lamy Blue as a cartridge with my first fountain pen (Charcoal Lamy Safari), so I’ve kind of tied it to that pen as a sentimental attachment.