Back in July I did a blog entry on where to find Castell TG1 technical drawing pens, the ones I prefer and have used for years for hand lettering. They used to be common in art supply stores in the US, but more than ten years ago the German manufacturer stopped shipping them here. I spent a lot of time and money getting what I think will be a lifetime supply from a shop in Denmark, with the help of a friend there. But, to answer the question from artist Russell Myers about where to find some NOW, all I could come up with was a few suppliers in England that offered sets of four particular sizes, only two of which were ones I use.
Thankfully, blog reader Cameron Chesney has finally come to our rescue with this link to a British shop that will allow you to order individual pens in any of the sizes made by Castell. You have to scroll down a bit on the link, but it’s there.
Thanks, Cameron! For those of us who still use real pens and ink on occasion, this is an important find.