Pen developed from Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, 1942, from The Art Institute of Chicago’s collection.

One of the best-known images of twentieth-century art, the painting depicts an all-night diner in which three customers, all lost in their own thoughts, have congregated. Hopper’s understanding of the expressive possibilities of light playing on simplified shapes gives the painting its beauty. Fluorescent lights had just come into use in the early 1940s, and the all-night diner emits an eerie glow, like a beacon on the dark street corner. 

  • Pen Dimensions: 5.5 x .378 in.
  • Box size: 6.25 x 1 x .5 in.
  • Ink Color: Black
  • Materials: Stainless steel, silicone rubber.
  • Stylus tip at top.