Most if not all Kenyans can attach a memory to a book. From books that help you learn in school, to books that you would read to unwind, writers have helped us gain immeasurable knowledge through it.
Writing has paved the path of success for us human beings and truly made us the most intelligent of all creations.
As part of the celebration that has been held around the world, marking the 70th anniversary of the iconic BIC crystal pen, BIC East Africa chose to recognize and appreciate 70 influential writers in Kenya whose written words have has a positive influence on the lives of many.
Many of us can attribute our Kiswahili to Wallah Bin Wallah and his affluent Kiswahili Sanifu, we have unwinded with a range of stories from Kwani writers, stayed informed on the news by our trustworthy newspaper reporters, or enjoyed a beautifully scripted show by the likes of Eddie Butita and Abel Mutua, and others.
BIC appreciated Kenyan writers with unique limited edition crystal pens to encourage them to keep up the writing spirit. Writers continue to play a major part in our everyday lives and we appreciate the words they write in
creative forms of self- expression which in turn inspire people in Kenya and around the world.
BIC is a leading international distributor of stationery products, lighters, and shavers in more than 160 countries around the world. For more than 50 years, BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable products to consumers everywhere.
Through this unwavering dedication, BIC has become one of the most recognized brands in the world. Over the course of 70 years, thanks to the minimalist design and unparalleled performance, the crystal pen has become the most sought-after pen in the world. Today it is not only an integral part of our daily lives but also of our cultural heritage.
The crystal pen is a product that accompanies us in our daily lives:
at home, in the office, and at school, at a design project that can be found in the Museum of Modern Art/ Centre George Pompidou in Paris and Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Mr Marcel Bich’s goal was clear; to provide a smooth, effortless writing experience that would free the hand from creative expression. His quest for perfection led him to be the first to use precision watchmaking tools to manufacture a pen.