In a campaign for the launch of the newly designed StarWalker writing instrument, Montblanc partners with Chinese-American astronaut Leroy Chiao and Korean illustrator Jaehoon Choi to capture the moment of awe when a space traveller gazes back at earth from space and experiences that unexpected longing for home.
The former astronaut and space station commander is one of a handful of individuals to have experienced the wonder of space and witnessed the fragility of Earth, having spent 229 days in space over the course of four missions. Leroy Chiao has used Montblanc writing instruments since his student days, and was gifted a personalized one by his wife on the occasion of his 4th mission, In a series of animated stories illustrated using a StarWalker pen, he shares his impressions of looking back to earth and its mesmerizing blue Aura from the stars. “While orbiting the earth, you realize the majesty of our Blue Planet…home,” he explains. “The earth is
alive … I deeply understand this looking down on our colourful planet.”
The StarWalker lineup includes a Precious Resin edition in all black with contrasting metal fittings, a Doué edition with a black resin barrel paired with a metal cap or forepart, and a sleek full Metal edition. Each edition is available as a Fountain Pen, Ballpoint and Fineliner Pen. A matching notebook and pen pouch feature a view of the Earth from space. The earth is printed on a shiny metallic leather that shimmers through the image creating a three-dimensional effect as if seeing the sparkling cosmos.
Montblanc is available at Rustans Makati, Rustans Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams and Resorts World.