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What Your Professional Pen Says About You

What Your Professional Pen Says About You

An abundance of online quizzes will supposedly tell us what everything from our shoes to our coffee mugs have to say about us, and we all wonder i...
The Significance of Ink Color on Legal Papers

The Significance of Ink Color on Legal Papers

The significance of the written word has existed for centuries: we can trace the first forms of written expression all the way back to 3500 BC. Th...
Why Use Mechanical Pencils? A Beginner’s Guide

Why Use Mechanical Pencils? A Beginner’s Guide

Mechanical pencils are writing instruments with an outer core that’s often fashioned from plastic or metal. Inside this casing is lead made ...
Drawing with the Broad Side of a Mechanical Pencil

Drawing with the Broad Side of a Mechanical Pencil

Author Andrew Banks Mechanical pencils have traditionally been used for writing and drafting, however they are also incredible tools for drawing a...
Inspiration Series - David Mellor

Inspiration Series - David Mellor

Welcome back to our continuing series on the artists, designers, and architects that inspire us here at Modern Fuel. We’ve taken a look at two hug...
Inspiration Series - Dieter Rams

Inspiration Series - Dieter Rams

In our last post we switched gears a little to kick off a series of entries on designers, artists, and architects who inspire our work at Modern F...
The Benefits of Minimalism

The Benefits of Minimalism

The concept of minimalism has been steadily gaining popularity. The idea of living with less material possessions and streamlining one’s life to t...
Inspiration Series - John Pawson

Inspiration Series - John Pawson

We’ve written here at length about the inspiration we draw from the world of aircraft and aerospace engineering, and how we put that into our prod...
Getting Smarter Through Writing by Hand

Getting Smarter Through Writing by Hand

In this digital age where typing rules the written word, there’s something refreshing, sublime even, about picking up a nice pen or pencil and pu...
why handwritten notes are important to your career

Why Handwritten Notes Are Important to Your Career

Modern humans often use computers, tablets, or smartphones for their notetaking needs, trading in pens for keyboards in the name of efficiency. We...
How to Choose The Right Mechanical Pencil for You

How to Choose The Right Mechanical Pencil for You

    With the wide array of mechanical pencils available to the average consumer, choosing just the right one might seem like a daunting task. Ther...
6 Ways You Can Improve Your Handwriting Skills

6 Ways You Can Improve Your Handwriting Skills

Handwriting is a skill that has depreciated over time, becoming less important as we use computers more and more. Though many schools are focusing...
Writing Tools Inspired by the Aerospace Industry

Writing Tools Inspired by the Aerospace Industry

    If you’re wondering why we have such a commitment to bringing aerospace ideas to our line of writing tools, it’s because our founder Andrew...
A Brief Overview on Handwriting Analysis

A Brief Overview on Handwriting Analysis

Handwriting is like a fingerprint—no one else will ever have the same longhand as you. Handwriting is an identifier, and many people believe that ...