Tornado Literary Collection
Inspired by favorite storytellers and timeless literature.
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When you visit the Smithsonian, you're entering the world's largest museum, education, and research complex, with approximately 154 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for the American people.
The Museums are dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the world through its unparalleled collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs. Retro 51 is proud to produce officially licensed writing instruments inspired by the Smithsonian collection.
The first design in the Smithsonian collection by Retro 51 is the Corona twist-top rollerball pen. Its deeply etched barrel is reminiscent of the o...View full details
Think about someone you know that loves dinosaurs and will open this officially licensed Smithsonian rollerball pen. Inside the commemorative tube ...View full details
You are sure to roar when you open this officially licensed Smithsonian fountain pen! Inside the commemorative tube you will discover a metal pen w...View full details
Gene Davis’s Hot Beat is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection. He was quoted saying, “it seemed to feel right, as we ...View full details
Dr. Brauker “carved cut-out" approach and mission to preserve Woodland art inspired Retro 51 Tornado’s Woodland Hummingbird and Flowers. This Torna...View full details
“The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute will celebrate 50 years of unprecedented achievement in the care, conservation, ...View full details
James Peter Johnson is an award-winning Tlingit artist and carver, born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. He belongs to the Tlingit Ch’áak’ Dakl’aweidi...View full details
Gene Davis’s Hot Beat is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection. He was quoted saying, “it seemed to feel right, as ...View full details
Think about someone you know that loves dinosaurs and will enjoy using this officially licensed Smithsonian pen sleeve. This is sure to protect you...View full details
The Corona single pen sleeve is reminiscent of the ornamental bronze-colored metal lattice that covers the outside of the National Museum of Africa...View full details
In complements to the Tornado Rollerball pen with Mr. Johnson's design portraying the traditional Tlingit origin story of a Raven bringing light in...View full details
Using the same art from Dr. Brauker “carved cut-out" Woodland Hummingbird and Flowers Rollerball design, we have come up with a protective matching...View full details
This Smithsonian collection by Retro51 not only has dreamy rollerballs, but it also has pen sleeves with multiple printed charming pandas, and the ...View full details