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Montblanc Honors Spike Lee With New Meisterstück Fountain Pen

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Montblanc has just unveiled a special limited edition of its Meisterstück fountain pen dedicated to director, producer, professor, and writer Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee, creator of more than 35 movies including the seminal Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, and the recent—and utterly superb—BlacKkKlansman.

First introduced in 1924, the Meisterstück 146 fountain pen is an icon of the German heritage brand. Limited to just 500 pieces worldwide, the new Spike Lee Meisterstück is made in precious black resin with ruthenium-coated fittings, with the award-winning filmmaker’s distinctive eyes and glasses in vibrant purple, his favorite color.

Montblanc Spike Lee Meisterstuck presentation box
The special edition Meisterstück fountain pen, $900, is bundled in a coffret alongside a leather notebook with the purple eye design and bottled purple ink.
Montblanc Spike Lee Meisterstuck nib
The pen’s handcrafted 14k gold nib is etched with Lee’s signature.

Lee’s place in the pantheon of American culture phenoms is further explored in a new Montblanc brand campaign. Titled “What Moves You, Makes You” it seeks to articulate the idea that following what moves you will lead you to a place of fulfillment, purpose, and success.

It’s worth a watch below:

“Not only is Spike Lee an exceptional storyteller and artist, writing by hand is at the very core of his own creative process. He pens all his work by hand because he genuinely believes in the power of handwriting. It’s this shared belief with Montblanc that makes this writing instrument so incredibly special,” said Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki in a prepared statement.

Spike Lee x Nicolas Baretzki
Spike Lee and Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki, photographed at the Hotel Martinez during the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Lee, who was appointed president of the Jury during the 74th edition of the festival, is wearing a Montblanc M_Gram 4810 belt bag and Montblanc M_Gram 4810 backpack. (Photo: Getty Images/courtesy of Montblanc)

As for Lee’s official comment: “Well, I like to write. Pen to paper. I don’t type. The way my brain works, this doesn’t work. It blocks the flow.”

This particular Meisterstück is the perfect gift—or acquisition—for a film buff, an aspiring screenwriter (or an established one), a diehard Brooklynite, or anyone who appreciates Lee’s signature storytelling style. Now do the right thing and go get one before they sell out.

 

Top: The new Meisterstück Spike Lee Special Edition isn’t just a collaboration. It’s a celebration of Lee’s rise to acclaim, and the incredible legacy of someone who followed their passion from an early age.

 

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By: Amy Elliott

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