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  • From boardwalks and White House wood, Jersey artisan makes pens for popes, presidents and posterity

    From boardwalks and White House wood, Jersey artisan makes pens for popes, presidents and posterity by Alfred Lubrano, Philly.com Posted: September 19, 2018 In a storefront studio in small-town Jersey, artisan John Greco shapes shards of Americana — pieces of places and things freighted with historic or cultural import — into pens that are more art than writing implements. Greco has made pens out of the wood from Independence Hall, the White House, the USS Constitution, the Grand Ole Opry, Ford's Theater, Jack Daniel's casks, Yankee Stadium, and the Sandy-wrecked boardwalk of Seaside Heights. He's also fashioned pens from World War...

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  • Witnessing History - Pen world Magazine Feb/March 2018

      

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  • Garage Rock - Pen World Magazine Feb/March 2018

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  • Pen Artist Guild names Tim Cullen first ever President

    Open Letter from Tim Cullen October 21, 2017   I’m proud to be named the first ever President of the Pen Artisan Guild. It is my hope to bring all Pen Artists together. The Guild will be a place where new and upcoming artists can learn to hone their skills from master pen makers David Broadwell, Jose Sumaquial, Eric Sands and Jonathon Brooksas well as many others. Fountain Pens have become very popular in a culture that relies on digital devices to do so many things. But there is nothing like having a handmade item from a skilled artist or craftsman. The great thing about fountain...

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  • GW Pens November 4 Gand Opening a BIG success!

    GW Pens November 4, 2017 Grand Opening of their Retail Shop and Studio located at 4 So. Main Street, Woodstown, NJ  was a huge success with customers, friends, well wishers and family enjoying food, drink and give-aways while also learning about Owner John Greco's craft.  

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  • GW Pens "Movin on Up!"

    History Salvaged resident Master Pen Maker John Greco is realizing his dream of opening a Retail Shop and Studio where he can feature his work. Opening in mid October 2017 in Woodstown, NJ -  Please check back in a few days for more details! In the meantime check out this article in John's College (The College of New Jersey) Alumni Magazine!  

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  • Off a Beaten Path - Artisan Pen Maker Tim Cullen

    Artisan Pen Maker Tim Cullen makes pens that are living history. Off a Beaten Path BY SUZANNE C. LEE   Tim Cullen employs eclectic and distinct materials for his pens that are meaningful in and of themselves, with long histories, and the final design bears not only the story and experience of its creator, but also the kaleidoscopic world in which he resides. Radiant and layered, his pens are fabulous and function as a palimpsest— each pen is a piece of art that can tell stories, make revisions, add and eliminate minutiae, and yet retain the traces of legend. Almost...

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  • Writing History

    Press of Atlantic City September 25, 2015 MARTIN DeANGELIS, Staff Writer Bob DeMartino is used to dealing with historic figures, and historic materials. His Historic Pen Company says it’s turned original wood from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall — wood removed in an 1897 renovation — into items “that once felt the footsteps ... of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson” and more American legends. He’s also made memorabilia from wood that came anywhere from Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk, as planks ripped up in Hurricane Sandy. And now DeMartino is dealing with a whole different sort of historic humanity:...

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  • Pope Francis Fountain Pen

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