The BIC 4 Colors Grip has a translucent blue barrel with a grip, so fingers don't get cramps while the ideas flow. Ideal for high-volume writing at the office, in a lecture, or when taking long notes. Invented in 1970, the BIC 4 Colors Original ballpoint pen was revolutionary because it could change colors in a click ? without changing pens. Blue, black, red, green. It's easier to write, memorize, and organize notes with 4 colors. It's so easy to spot this classic pen with the blue and white barrel, the unmistakable clicking buttons, convenient clip for attaching it to your notebook, and the signature white lanyard hole. A genuine BIC.