|Courtesy of Timothy John Fine Arts|
Timothy John is something of a legend among watch and pen enthusiasts, many of us discovering his artwork through his collaborations with watch and pen manufacturers. The Australian artist has been active since 1979, and is known around the world for his fine art, notably that of his landscape works.
He has collaborated with Montegrappa, the Italian pen maker through some previous designs, but it is his latest effort that has caught the attention of many beyond the pen enthusiast, and as this is a very special and important piece, I am going to let Mr. John and Montegrappa tell you in their own words -
TULIP FOR TEAM FOX
Pens against Parkinson’s
By Timothy John. For Parkinson’s research.
|Courtesy of Monntegrappa|
Per Timothy John -
After I received my Parkinson's Disease diagnosis, I discussed with MONTEGRAPPA C.E.O. Giuseppe Aquila the possibility of creating a Montegrappa pen for global release, with part proceeds of all sales donated to a Parkinson's Disease Research Charity / Foundation.
Giuseppe was very enthusiastic about the idea and very supportive of my involvement as designer, encouraging me even though he knew I had doubts that my capabilities were somewhat limited due to tremors and bouts of depression because of my condition.
|Courtesy of Montegrappa and Timothy John|
While we were confident of producing a beautiful pen, we were unsure of where the money raised from sales would be directed.
After much research and due diligence, the (MJFF) & were selected as our preferred partners.
MJFF is described by as “the fulcrum on which Parkinson’s research pivots”.
It is with great pride that I can now reveal the fruits of our efforts with the Montegrappa "TULIP FOR TEAM FOX" a selection of strikingly beautiful pens inspired by colours, with the distinctive sculptural Tulip shaped clip designed by me.
The Tulip is the international symbol for Parkinson's Disease.
|Courtesy of Montegrappa|
Available in 3 variations, of fountain pen, rollerball and ballpoint, designed stand out and to exclaim loud and proud , support for medical research into Parkinson's Disease.
You can order the pen direct from Montegrappa here -