Urban Sketchers Chicago

We were contacted by Andrew Banks earlier this year. He asked us to be part of the Urban Sketchers Chicago. Andrew has used our Brasstown case for quite some time and he is also an awesome artist, so we couldn't say no. (He also sports the no hair look, Jeff Approved Hairstyle).

The Sketch fest happened earlier in July and we are glad to share some photos with you from it. 

We want to thank Andrew for thinking of us with this awesome group of folks and look forward to next year. 

A Nice Shared Story

We recently got an email from Nick N. We wanted to share the entrance of a new addict into our community:

 ...I wanted to let you all know that I LOVE my Hightower! I wasn't really into analog tools at all until a few months ago, when I ran across the Pen Addict podcast. I was immediately hooked after a few episodes, bought some decent pens for daily use, and then started journaling shortly after that. It started out as something to peel me away from my phone and embrace something analog a few times a day, but has also become something more meaningful - it's a way of keeping a record of my girlfriend and I as partners and as parents to our daughter, who is now four months old. I definitely don't have the best handwriting, and my scribblings are rarely profound, but it feels good to think about being able to one day give my kid a stack of worn-in Field Notes as tangible memories of our family through her childhood, and hopefully beyond, to call her own. 
Writing has become something I now enjoy doing throughout the day, and high quality tools make it a more enjoyable experience. My Nock case is one of those tools - it makes it easy and convenient to carry my writing materials with me wherever I go, to the point where my coat pocket is developing its own Hightower-shaped divot.
Anyway, thank you for producing great products that are made with quality materials, attention to detail, and love. I'm looking forward to the Fodderstack XL, the custom Techliners, and all the other interesting things you'll cook up in the future.
Nick N.

He is the only person to find the Easter Egg we hid, also.