My Introduction to the Visconti Van Gogh

How I discovered the pen I never knew I needed.


I think that synonymous with fountain pens is bullet journaling, at least for me it is. I follow a lot of bullet journaling instagram accounts, and even subscribe to some on Youtube. If you don’t know, Boho Berry is a bullet journaling blogger that has inspired many weekly spreads and ideas.

So I was watching a Boho Berry video on Youtube and in it she introduced her collection of fountain pens. Among the pens she owned was a Visconti Van Gogh Irises. As soon as I saw it, I was struck by the fountain pen bug. It’s Lovely! The colors and the marbling on the barrel is just beautiful, and each one is different depending on the color swirls.


So I immediately started searching for Visconti Van Gogh pens, and I settled on Self Portrait Blue. Now with an MSRP of $300 I would consider this a luxury pen. But the thing is, that if you don’t vary your pens, than you might think that all fountain pens are the same, and why waste that type of money if all pens are the same? Right?

I am here to tell you that all pens are most definitely not the same. BUT you would need the comparison of an expensive luxury pen in order to see that difference. Because it’s a subtle difference, all in the way it writes and how it sits comfortably in your hand.


Some pens, glide across paper. And this is one of them.

I purchased the Fine nib, which is honestly more along the lines of the average medium nib. So if you really want a fine nib, try purchasing the extra fine instead.

I wanted to be able to use this pen in my Leuchtturm 1917 notebook without feathering or bleed and that’s what I got. From the moment I inked up this pen, it’s been nothing but smooth sailing. And I absolutely LOVE, the magnetic cap.


Yes, it’s expensive! I saw the price and I initially balked. Then I realized that life is short, and I should enjoy it. Sometimes you deserve a treat, and this was one of mine.

Thank You For Reading!



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