Still finding markers here and there, but definitely not on the same pace as before. Got to scope out people’s desks and random copy shops and studios to see if i can unearth some gems…
SAKURA WHITE BOARD THICK NIB - Got this marker and the one below on the 8th floor of the maybe 12 story mall complex on Nanjing Lu. Good little stationary section beside the toy section. Marker features a nice compact stub silhouette. Would make an excellent casing for home-made firecracker. Bullet tip. Simple printed-on black-on-white labelling. Ink flows super nice and thick. Sakura makes nice product.
SAKURA WHITE BOARD THIN NIB - Another version of whiteboard marker. This one is longer, the bullet tip is smaller, makes thinner lines. Exact same silky ink consistency. This pair of whiteboard markers remind me of a short fat wife and a tall skinny husband. Or a short fat husband and a tall skinny wife. Or a short fat girl and her tall skinny better looking friend. Or Laurel and Hardy/ Keenan and Kel.
M&G DOUBLE MARKER - From an M&G stationary store. A variation on the silhouette of a Sharpie Twin-tip. Simple Chisel Tip/Bullet Tip combo. A good quality marker with nice ink consistency and marking. Label says “Enviroment protecting”. I think the copy writer was running out of things to claim.
ORKEY 70 - It has the same silhouette as an Artline, so I suspect that was the design inspiration. They decided to use cheaper plastic body construction with shrink wrap labelling, as opposed to the Artline classic metal jacket w/ printed-on labelling. This marker has this really interesting square geometric motif on the base label that is rendered in two tones of blue and a red. The wordmark is semi-attractive. They did just enough to make it different and slightly more considered. Got that touch of Chinglish too. “COMFORTABLE WRETING”. Really interesting yellow/blue/blue/red/black color combo going on. I got this ORKEY marker at a stall in an Old Town market that only sold keychains.
DELI WHITEBOARD 6811 - Made by the folks at Deli Stationary. Ugly label layout and design. Plain silhouette. But good quality ink. That’s most Stationary/Office Supply markers in a nutshell.