Nathan Tardif, the Willy Wonka of the ink and pen world, has announced an epic year-long artist contest calling for Noodler’s artwork. Even if that doesn’t interest you at all, the video is still great because he showcases the full line of his pens (including colors not yet released). His grand prize pen just defies explanation!

Nathan explains a couple of rather interesting experiences he had with sperm whales that inspired him to name his newest (soon to be available) color of Noodler’s Flex Nib pen ‘Ivory Darkness’, which represents the contrast of color between the darkness of the whale and its white teeth.

Ivory Darkness will be the next available color of Noodler’s Flex Nib pen to come, with others to follow in weeks later. A special shoutout to Mike for pointing out these videos to me 😉