There is a myth one US manufacturer has released the first “felt-tipped pen which contains various color inks” in the 1940’s, but the origin of the marker pens remains mystery.
The improvement/development of this sort of marker had constantly advanced over the next several years and it became one of the must-have tool for industrial designers who pursues rendering technique.
In Japan, Too Corporation (former name: Izumiya) introduced “Speedry Marker” around 1965. This was the first marker pen specifically developed for designers.
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