The C-Mon Giveaway Extravaganza: SF MOMA Edition.

SF MOMA: Now you see it.

Now you don’t(Photos by C-M. Click on images to supersize.)

It’s the new year, which means it’s time for a new giveaway, this one from the delightful City by the Bay. roving correspondent (and younger sibling) E-Monster, picked up this spectacular piece of museo merch during an afternoon of ogling Martin Puryears at the SF MOMA. Tilt the pen to one side, and you see the museum’s underarm-deodorant form proudly displayed against the city skyline. Tilt it to the other, and the building is enveloped in fog. (If they’d managed to work in a half-naked bear in leather chaps then I seriously woulda kept this little beauty for myself.) 

Leave a comment (with valid e-mail) below to enter the drawing, and before you know it, you could be signing the back of your unemployment checks with this inspired piece of artsy plastic. As is the rule on these regional giveaways: no San Franciscans (or Oaklanders, for that matter), need apply. Estimated retail value: $4.95.

The winner will be announced Monday.


  1. Oly

    I have a longstanding tradition with these.
    Me luv da floaty pens…
    My fave was my double decker bus one from Victoria, BC, and Seaworld Shamu ones that would move from side to side as a kid.

  2. Clarissa

    Lived in Baghdad by the Bay 10 years ago. This pen would be my petite madeleine–but without the flavor, aroma or cholesterol-laden calories.

  3. eugene k

    i would take this pen to class every wednesday – all day lectures – and tilt the pen to bring in the fog to amuse myself and my classmates sitting next to me whenever i wasn’t busy scribbling down notes with it. having the pen would up my standing in coolness in the eyes of my peers, i am sure.


  4. Dentist_TX

    My mom (an artist herself) collects these tilt pens from all over the world. This would make an awesome gift (Christmas was all arts-and-crafts this year, no real gifts……)

  5. james lansing

    “To the ships at sea who can hear my voice, look across the water into the darkness…Look for the Fog!” -Stevie Wayne

  6. richard

    For me, this pen is a metaphor for MAN. The pen represents the cloud of suspicion with which I envelop museum officials and board members, and art critics (except myself, of course!) Tyler Green

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