Esterbrook dedicates its newest limited edition of the Estie to the towering and majestic Sunflower and the artist synonymous with them: Vincent Van Gogh. While Van Gogh is best known as a painter, he was also one of the most prolific letter writers of all times. An avid reader of the classics, Van Gogh was an excellent wordsmith, penning over 2000 letters in his short lifetime. Over 800 of his letters survive and some critics say they stand on their own in the canon of world literature; yet another of his masterpieces.
The Dutch artist began to paint sunflowers in Paris towards the end of the 19th century. While other artists thought the flowers to be coarse and unrefined, Van Gogh revered them. Upon moving to his “Yellow House” in Arles, he decorated his guest room for the artist Paul Gauguin with his still lifes of Sunflowers.
Van Gogh was a brilliant colorist, and it is documented that he only used three shades of yellow for his Sunflowers. It is the glorious harmony of these colors that is the inspiration for this newest limited edition Estie: The Sunflower.
The Esterbrook Estie Sunflower fountain pen uses a cartridge/converter filling system and is available with a broad range of nibs.
Estie, a kind of nick name for Esterbrook, is a tribute to the brand and its storied history. Short for Esterbrook, Estie also provides a feeling of 1930s nostalgia, when phrases like dingy, dizzy, doggy and brodie were commonplace. A time when analogue pens were an integral part of life and communication for most Americans.
Times may be different, values stay. The Esterbrook Pen Company, a true American Original since 1858, is rewriting its long success story in modern times with a fresh new pen collection based on a complete rebranding. Join the revolution!