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Sunday, 21 November 2004
Hand Lettering Basics
Topic: Hand Lettering: signs
Brush Lettering "During the early '20s to late '40s, books on showcard writing and hand lettering were fairly common. Unfortunately, the demand for hand lettering has lessened and finding good basic tutorials is difficult. The images in this section are from a 1942 book by C.R. Havighorst called Simplified Show Card Writing."

Learn the basics on The Original Letterheads Web Site (tag: )

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Friday, 18 March 2005 04:29 CET
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Saturday, 20 November 2004
The Chocolate Wrappers Museum
Topic: Design
The Chocolate Wrappers Museum is a collection of scanned chocolate packaging from all over the world. For example this Swedish Marabou Chocolate bar from the 1970:s.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
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Friday, 19 November 2004
Berthold Type Specimen Booklets
Topic: Typography
Erik Spiekermann scanned 23 Berthold brochures from the 1980's and put them into one low-res pdf document (2.2 MB). "While you cannot appreciate typographic details at that resolution, you'll still discover some faces you've probably never heard of".
Go to Spiekerblog

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 26 December 2004 01:06 CET
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Thursday, 18 November 2004
ECOBRA Schreib - und Zeichengeräte GmbH
Topic: Drawing instruments
ECOBRA GmbH - Top quality rulingpens can be hard to find in the stores. ECOBRA in Nürnberg, Germany still makes them.
Look for "Reißfedern" in the catalog.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Wednesday, 15 December 2004 00:49 CET
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Wednesday, 17 November 2004
Logos and logotypes by Jill Bell
Topic: Calligraphy
Logotypes and lettering by calligrapher and type designer Jill Bell. Jill Bell Design and Lettering is located in Los Angeles, USA.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
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Tuesday, 16 November 2004
The Man Behind the FedEx Logo
Topic: Logos
Mr. Lindon Leader of Leader Creative created the FedEx logo in 1994. (At that time he was a Senior Design Director at Landor Associates, San Francisco.) Read an interview in The Sneeze

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 23 April 2005 15:14 MEST
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Monday, 15 November 2004
Tom Carnase
Topic: Typography
Tom Carnase type designer born in New York in 1939. In addition to typeface design, he has designed graphics for packaging, exhibitions, corporate identities and logos for numerous clients. Go to Carnase Inc.

»Read more in the Linotype Font Designer Gallery

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
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Sunday, 14 November 2004
Fox Head Nib
Topic: Nibs
Today one single steel pen nib was sold on eBay auctions for #66.00 GBP (approx.$ 125.00 USD). Read more on my page about top prices on vintage nibs

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Wednesday, 8 December 2004 21:35 CET
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Saturday, 13 November 2004
Welcome to the Niblog
Topic: Blogging
...my weblog about steel pen nibs, writing and drafting equipment, art, design, lettering, comics, fonts, calligraphy and some cool links.
Hans Presto in Stockholm, Sweden

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 21 December 2004 13:37 CET
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