Welcome to The Pleasure of Writing!
Abraham Lincoln said, "give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." In the same way we should be exercising our greatest tool, our brain. With all the distractions around us, we need to find quiet time with a good book, pen and journal to revive our psyche. Because when you are at your sharpest, you can conquer any task. Pick up a Vintage Metalsmith to inspire you to work smarter, not harder.
George Kartsotis started Retro 1951 in 1990 in Richardson, Texas. He received his first nice pen as a gift for a job promotion and recognized the potential of the special gift. "We're a gift company." He says. "We are selling the accoutrements of life. A pen is not a pen, it's a vehicle to an end – a way of showing who you are." Although Retro specializes in fine writing instruments, they also offer leather accessories, games, lifestyle products and "other cool stuff!"
Retro 1951 custom designs and produces new products and packaging that provide both continuity and freshness year after year. From top selling pens to card cases and desk accessories, they consistently develop a wide range of products that have fueled their retail business. Retro 1951 has enjoyed working with companies like Tommy Bahama, Tumi, Boeing, and many others, designing and manufacturing products that enhance their brand identity. For instance, when developing a product for Harley-Davidson®, Retro 1951 captures the exciting feeling of roaring down a winding road with wind rushing through your hair so you can experience it, even when chained to your desk.
Retro 1951's innovative products use the latest in design and technology to bring many years of pleasure to the end user. After all, "Life is too short to carry an ugly pen!™"