Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ode to the Sharpie

Sharpie, oh Sharpie*. Hands down my favorite office supply ever. Sure, Post-Its are a close second, but now that my new job only gives us the dull yellow wannabe Post-Its, I’ve turned my attention to the hottest writing tool on the planet: The Sharpie.

While my office is colorblind when it comes to Post-Its, they certainly have a flair for flamboyance when it comes to all things Sharpie. During my first week, my coworker took me on a field trip to the magical land known as the supply closet. And when she opened the door, I gasped in awe. There, right before me, was an entire industrial-sized cabinet filled with Sharpies in every size, shape and color of the rainbow. I felt like a kid in a candy store. It was an absolute dream.

At the time, I only grabbed a couple of fine point markers. But as the weeks went by, I kept sneaking back and adding to my Sharpie collection. I have oodles and oodles now in every color and I definitely put them to good use. I’m always doodling and switching colors to match my mood (nerd alert!), and I honestly believe they help my creativity. I do my best thinking when I’m drawing bright little palm trees and vivid patterns of polka dots**.

Have you checked out the Sharpie website? As a copywriter and advertising geek, it’s almost as amazing as the pens themselves. Though I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed that they’ve changed their tagline from “Write out loud” to “Uncap what’s inside”. It just doesn’t have the same pizzazz that it used to. Sharpies are loud and colorful and fun, and that’s why I love them.

* Please note that the people at Sharpie have not paid me to write this post, I just believe in them that much. But if they wanted to send some of the wonderful new Sharpie pens I’ve been lusting after my way, I wouldn’t say no. ;)

** Unfortunately it's not working for my writer's block. I’ve been in a bit of work slump and it’s caused me to lose my writing mojo. Bear with me, please, and feel free to share your love of Sharpies or any other exciting office supplies.

9 comments:

eemusings said...

Going to Gordon Harris and buying art supplies - ESPECIALLY sharpies and other gorgeous pens - was the best part about the advertising papers I took in my second year!

tris1978ton said...

Sharpies are my best friend! Love them! Espeically the fine point ones! I get so mad when people "steal" sharpies from my desk.

Madame Lefty said...

I love sharpies and really useful boxes.

http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/

They've helped me stay organized, in what would otherwise be a cluttered classroom.

Veronica said...

I had no idea that there were that many sharpies on the market!

Ms. Attitude said...

I love office supplies and the different colors of Sharpies are right at the top. I love them too and I often change the color depending on my mood. We can be nerds together.

Mrs Soup said...

Ohhhhhhh, and here I thought I had passed by my Sharpie and colored pen addiction. *sniff* I'm off the wagon again....

Anastasia said...

Love sharpies. Want to just make things up to write just so I can use my sharpie

Jenny G said...

Sharpies and Post-its all the way!

Menina said...

Well now I really want to write with a sharpie. :suggestible: