Who is the Pen Guy?
Costas Schuler is graphic/web designer and owner of Envisionary Design by day and the Pen Guy the rest of the time. He has managed to collect and reuse over over 10,000 dead pens in the past 7 years for his Mercedes Pens art car. Most of the pens have been donated from schools, business, thrift shops and by mail from around the country and even from other parts of the world. He is also married with four beautiful children.
What is the Mercedes Pens?
The pen car is a 1981 300SD Mercedes Benz covered in over 10,000 pens called the "Mercedes Pens" art car. It has over 272K miles and still remains the Pen Guy's one and only form of transportation.
What is the Pen Drive?
The pen guy hopes to collect over a Million Pens locally and from around the world to continue gluing pens on the Mercedes Pens and create other art projects and maybe one day build Pentopia, a magical world of pens.
What Does the Pen Guy do?
He spends his time looking for more used pens, working on the pen car, promoting pen recycling and reuse, making appearances and thinking about the future of used pens. And yes, he does have a day job as graphic designer.
The idea of gluing pens to my Mercedes came to him one day out of the blue, and since then he has thought a lot about what more can be done with used pens. Every year millions of pens end up in the dump and he believes there has got to be a better solution, so he is on a quest to discover that solution. For now, his goal is collect a million pens and then figure out what to do with them along the way.
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