NATHAN WYBURN

So familiar, so beloved the BIC® ballpoint pen inspires many artists the world over. It is the tool used for some incredible feats, bringing to life works of unparalleled technical precision and allowing artists to delicately express their vision. BIC supports, encourages and celebrates these ballpoint adventurers. Two of them let us in to examine their relationship to their BIC® pens.

> Your favorite BIC® pen? The BIC® Cristal® ballpoint pen.

> The farthest that your BIC® pen has taken you? I recently traveled to Chicago.

> The best meeting you ve ever had thanks to a BIC® pen?

With the 2012 Mis BIC® Cristal® Art launch, I signed my first big art commission.

> The most beautiful work you ve created with your BIC® pen? That would have to be my portrait of Cosette made for the Mis BIC® Cristal® Art challenge.

> If it were a color? Definitely blue.

> If it were a classic work of art? Andy Warhol s Marilyn, he s my idol.

JONATHAN BRÉCHIGNAC

> Your favorite BIC® pen? The classic BIC® Cristal®.

> The farthest that your BIC® pen has taken you? I ve traveled quite a bit recently to present my work. For now, the farthest my BIC® pen creations have taken me is the United Arab Emirates. I hope there s more to come!

> The best meeting you ve ever had thanks to a BIC® pen? A sultan, a couple of Iranian artists, a Parisian gallery owner, a Syrian driver

> The most beautiful work you ve created with your BIC® pen? I m up to more than two million little pen-drawn lines over more than three sq.m. of paper.

> If it were a color? Black, obviously!

> If it were a classic work of art? A blend of a Persian rug, Pozzo s fresco in the Sant Ignazio church and a ceremonial Native American costume.

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