Montegrappa’s Signature ZERO silhouette beams with joy, encouraging us all to “Take the Time to Smile”, reimagining the original Smiley® slogan from 1972 in enamel-filled graffiti.
Smiley® celebrates 50 years as the global symbol of happiness. A special range of anniversary-edition writing instruments fuels the imagination, with signature colors and the art of André Saraiva.
Since debuting on the pages of a French newspaper on 1 January 1972, Smiley® has spread around the world as a byword for positivity. Introduced to help readers navigate around bad news, it continues to spread positive vibes today as a beacon of happiness adorning a selection of contemporary design objects.
Art by André – creator of Mr. A – uses spray-paint and graffiti to connect Smiley’s five decades of positive rebellion to the world of contemporary street art. On these fountain pens, you’ll find a serious 14k gold custom Montegrappa nib. It fills by bottle or cartridges. The rollerball takes a familiar refill. The trusty twist-top ballpoint provides ease of use and minimum fuss. The ZERO from Montegrappa is renowned for its practical shape, balance, and everlasting performance.
The packaging is over the top displaying all things Smiley®. Limited to only 365 pieces per model, each limited edition writing instrument represents a happy day in Smiley’s 50th anniversary year. Put a smile on someone’s face in 2022. But hurry as we’re expecting this LE to sell out quickly.