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Wednesday, 22 December 2004
Great Penmanship on eBay
Topic: Calligraphy
C P Zaner business card and other great samples of ornamental penmanship from the Zanerian College of Penmanship are sold on eBay by Del Tysdal in Glyndon, Minnesota. Search eBay for Ornamental Penmanship (Auctions ends 28-30 Dec.2004)

»More about Ornamental Penmanship on my E.A. Lupfer page

posted by niblog at 18:46 CET
Updated: Saturday, 25 December 2004 19:46 CET
Blog Buttons or Stickers
Topic: Blogging
Button Maker
Create 80x15 buttons for your blog with the Button Maker by Bill Zeller. Adam Kalsey put together the user interface

The bitmap font is 'Silkscreen', freeware by Jason Kottke

Steal 'em - Taylor McKnight's great button collection.

The 80*15 Niblog button is made with Photoshop.

posted by niblog at 00:29 CET
Updated: Saturday, 25 December 2004 22:54 CET
Jimmy Corrigan - The Smartest Kid on Earth
Topic: Comics

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Friday, 24 December 2004 00:04 CET
Tuesday, 21 December 2004
IAMPETH - The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting
Topic: Calligraphy
IAMPETH is an international association of over 400 members strong dedicated to practicing and preserving the beautiful art of fine penmanship. Founded in 1949, it is the oldest and largest penmanship organization in the United States. Download the Penman's Journal, Fall 2003 (pdf 6.8MB).
Read more on the Official Homepage of IAMPETH

posted by niblog at 00:49 CET
Monday, 20 December 2004
Bound & Lettered (formerly Tabellae Ansatae)
Topic: Calligraphy
Bound & Lettered (formerly Tabellae Ansatae) provides practical information on bookbinding, calligraphy, artists' books, and papercraft. This quarterly publication features how-to articles with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, artist galleries featuring the works of accomplished calligraphers & books artists, useful articles on tools & materials and book & exhibit reviews. Download Sample Issue Vol.3, No.2 (pdf 5.5MB) from John Neal Bookseller

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 21 December 2004 00:54 CET
Sunday, 19 December 2004
William Shakespeare Action Figure with removable Quill Pen!
Topic: Quills
To buy or not to buy the Shakespeare action figure... that is the question!
Today I almost bought the hard plastic William Shakespeare Action Figure as a christmas gift. I really liked the removable book and quill pen! Then I realized my son doesn't play with action figures anymore, and so I didn't buy it (from the Combo Store in Stockholm).

»The Shakespeare toy is produced by Accoutrements. They also makes Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Beethoven, Jesus and many more action figures
»Search eBay auctions for William Shakespeare Action Figures
»Buy the Shakespeare Action Figure from

UPDATE: View a larger image on my

posted by niblog at 18:29 CET
Updated: Saturday, 4 March 2006 08:07 CET
The Bonefolder - a journal for the bookbinder and book artist
Topic: Design
The Bonefolder is a new free e-magazine about book arts, hand bookbinding, teaching, business practice, the history of the book, general tips & tricks, exhibitions, how-to technical articles, and reviews. Download The Bonefolder - Vol.1, No.1, Fall 2004 (pdf 1.6MB) or read more on the Book Arts Web

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 20 December 2004 09:27 CET
Ornamental Penmanship on eBay auctions
Topic: Calligraphy
Fancy signature cards and other great samples of original pen and ink ornamental penmanship from the Zanerian College of Penmanship are sold on eBay by Del Tysdal in Glyndon, Minnesota. Search eBay for Ornamental Penmanship (Auctions ends 20.Dec.2004)

»More about Ornamental Penmanship on my E.A. Lupfer page

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 19 December 2004 21:43 CET
Saturday, 18 December 2004
Thomas Ingmire's Calligraphy
Topic: Calligraphy
Calligraphy & Fine Art by San Francisco calligrapher Thomas Ingmire.

posted by niblog at 13:40 CET
Updated: Monday, 20 December 2004 09:34 CET
Breast Implants ...cheaper than a car and better than a fountain pen
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Breast Implants are becoming quite the graduation gift. "It's cheaper than a car and better than a fountain pen." says Miami doctor Lenny Roudner, who is so popular among women seeking implants that his nickname is "Dr. Boobner". Read more in the article 'More teens see implants as a right' by Jodi Mailander Farrell on (Image text: 'Pamela Anderson is just one of the celebrities famous for her implants.')

>For a more appropriate gift, check out my favorite Calligraphy Fountain Pens

posted by niblog at 12:53 CET
Updated: Saturday, 25 December 2004 14:36 CET
AIGA - Symbol Signs
Topic: Signs
The complete set of 50 passenger/pedestrian symbols developed by AIGA is now available, free of charge. Signs are available in EPS and GIF formats from AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts

posted by niblog at 00:57 CET
Updated: Thursday, 24 March 2005 01:52 CET
Friday, 17 December 2004
Blog Directory and Resources
Topic: Blogging
I have listed the Niblog in:

Globe of Blogs
"An index of weblogs as submitted by their authors."

"...a site bringing you a collection of blogs by keyword, country and more."

"...a research project of the MIT Media Laboratory tracking the diffusion of information through the weblog community."

"Blog Directory - Blogs and Blog Resources!"

posted by niblog at 10:45 CET
Updated: Monday, 20 December 2004 09:40 CET
The Original 50 Dilbert Strips
Topic: Comics
The Dawn of Dilbert Scott Adams mailed fifty Dilbert strips to the major cartoon syndicates in 1988. Reactions were mixed. Read the first 50 strips and the rejection letters on the official Dilbert website

"The first Dilbert strip was published in April of 1989. Now it runs in over 2000 papers."

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Friday, 17 December 2004 00:44 CET
Thursday, 16 December 2004
I have been blogged
Topic: Blogging
Blogging is fun.
The NIBLOG has been blogged in these fine weblogs:

>The Cartoonist


posted by niblog at 18:46 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 21 December 2004 13:34 CET
Aridi Computer Graphics
Topic: Typography
Calligraphic Ornaments, Crests, Ribbons and Frames. Swirls, Scrollwork and Flourishes. Type and Printer's Ornaments... Vector format images on CD-roms from

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Thursday, 16 December 2004 07:26 CET
Wednesday, 15 December 2004
Herge - Tintin - Le Temple du soleil
Topic: Comics
SOLENS TEMPEL - Tintin Book Number 14 - the new Swedish translation by Bjorn Wahlberg is available in the stores now. More about Tintin on my TINTIN PAGE

>Kop Solens Tempel fr?n Bokus Bokhandel (Swedish Bookstore)

posted by niblog at 19:34 CET
Updated: Friday, 21 January 2005 14:09 CET
Gangsta Rap Coloring Book
Mood:  cool
Topic: Design

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Wednesday, 15 December 2004 22:11 CET
Tuesday, 14 December 2004
Speedball Workshop Video
Topic: Nibs
A short movie of a Speedball lettering workshop by John Downer at TypeMedia. View the video on LettError (Requires QuickTime)

posted by niblog at 04:39 CET
Mulhouse 1784 Kalligraphie, orig. Stiche Schreib Kunst
Topic: Calligraphy
Andy in Basel, Switzerland ("federfuxer" on eBay) sold this beautiful 24 page French/German calligraphy book from 1784 on German eBay. Auction ended 14. December 2004. Winning bid was EUR 311 (Approx. US $415) item #2292392167

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 14 December 2004 01:21 CET
Monday, 13 December 2004
Type of the Times : Veer's Top 5 Fonts
Topic: Typography
I read in Typographica that Veer's Top 5 sellers are all script fonts! Read more...

"Typographica is a journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design."

»Veer, Type of The Times 9 Nov. 2004
»Typographica 24 Nov. 2004
»Script logos gallery
»My favorite copperplate script fonts

posted by niblog at 22:12 CET
Updated: Saturday, 26 March 2005 19:47 CET

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