JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Corporation of America (Pilot Pen) is kicking off 2016 by celebrating the power and beauty of the written word, and especially the standout stars and writers in television and film, as part of the GBK Pre-Golden Globes Celebrity Gifting Lounge. The event will be held on January 8 and 9 at the W Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., and will showcase the best of Pilot's prestigious and every day pen lines.
"The written word has played a key role in the success of many of the writers, directors, and actors who are being honored for their artistic excellence through their Golden Globe nomination," said Ariann Langsam, Director of Marketing. "At Pilot, we believe in the power of the written word and are pleased to celebrate the best in the arts, and the 'gold standard' in writing instruments, through our partnership with the GBK celebrity gift lounge."
Celebrities and Award Nominees will be able to experience the beauty of Pilot's finest writing instruments, the Namiki Maki-e Collection, at the GBK gift lounge. The Namiki line embodies the key aesthetics revered by the Japanese culture – unsurpassed artistic design, workmanship and superior writing experience. Featuring intricately detailed and meticulously handcrafted designs, Pilot's Namiki Maki-e pens are truly the gold standard in Maki-e. Pilot will be showcasing two Maki-e pens at the GBK celebrity gift lounge:
- The Namiki Emperor Owl fountain pen pays homage to the elegant and mystical owl. In Japanese culture, the owl symbolizes wisdom, protection and blessings. The artisan Yutaka chose an ebonite surface to showcase the two owls with quail egg feathers and gleaming, lifelike raden (abalone shell) eyes.
- The Namiki Yukari Royale Dragonfly fountain pen depicts two stunning raden (abalone shell) accented dragonflies as they hover around a lotus flower, which represents good luck. The dragonfly is a symbol of courage in Japanese culture often referred to as 'Kachimushi', which translates to 'Victory Bugs.'
- Pilot's heritage and commitment to quality workmanship and innovation is evident in all of their pens from their exquisite Namiki line to their everyday pen lines. Pilot will be featuring four additional pens ranging from fine writing to everyday at the GBK celebrity gift lounge:
- The Vanishing Point fountain pen is the 'gold standard' among fine fountain pens and is the world's first and favorite retractable fountain pen. It combines precision engineering, unsurpassed elegant design, and an 18 karat gold nib to help
youmake a statement before you write a single word.
- The MR Retro POP Collection is the newest addition in Pilot's MR line of premium everyday pens. Choose from six iconic colors and vintage patterns. Savor the feel of the premium brass barrel and incredibly smooth writing experience. Be inspired by the uniquely expressive Pilot MR Retro POP Collection.
- The G2 gel ink pen is perfect for those that possess a 'passion for performance' and strive to be the best in everything they do. As America's #1 selling and longest writing gel ink pen, G2 is the ultimate pen for the everyday overachiever.
- With the FriXion Clicker erasable gel ink pen you will never make a written mistake again! FriXion pens write smoothly and erase cleanly, with innovative thermo sensitive gel ink that gives you the power to write, erase and rewrite, so your writing can be perfect!
GBK attendees also have the opportunity to take part in Pilot's philanthropic social media campaign, 'Pilot Purpose.' Guests will be invited to write the name of their charity of choice and share it on their personal social media pages using #pilotpurpose. The celebrity with the most shares, retweets and regrams will receive a $5,000 donation to their charity on behalf of Pilot.
ABOUT PILOT CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Widely acknowledged as innovators, Pilot was first to introduce Americans to fine-point writing, currently maintaining the top share position in the gel and rolling ball pen categories. Pilot's line also includes the acclaimed Dr. Grip family of products featuring an ergonomic, wide comfort grip that reduces writing fatigue, as well as the notable Precise V5 and G2 lines. Pilot Pen manufactures and distributes from its state-of-the-art facility in Jacksonville, Florida; its parent company is the oldest and largest manufacturer of writing instruments in Japan. For more: www.pilotpen.us.
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