I finally got around to picking up a pack of the re-designed Sharpie fine markers, and love the new look. I also am glad that Sharpie put the elusive purple, orange, and green markers in one package, so I can have my favorite colors all together rather than mixed in with the black and blue and red ones (kind of like buying M&Ms for the green ones).
The new design is very attractive and user-friendly, the grip doesn't cramp the hand and the curves of the plastic mold make this more contemporary and less hard-edged than the original fine markers. Silver and black is one of my favorite color combinations, so I'm pleased to see it used in a nicely-designed Sharpie everyday marker.
The Sharpie fine markers don't bleed through the paper, so they are great to use instead of an ordinary gel ink pen. The green marker is a bit light, but the orange and purple are bright and engaging on the paper. Sharpie fine markers are a great addition to their product line up, and the silver and black design makes it an even better choice.