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Sunday, 9 January 2005
Calligraphy nibs for Copic markers
Topic: Nibs
Standard nibs for Copic markers can be replaced with calligraphy nibs. Check out the Copic Marker Nibs 3mm calligraphy pack of 10 nibs from

>Copic official homepage
>Copic USA
>Copic Multiliner

posted by niblog at 01:45 CET
Updated: Friday, 21 January 2005 13:49 CET
Old Soviet Nibs Box
Topic: Nibs
Nib Box from old Soviet for sale on eBay. "This is an old Soviet nibs box, made of thin wood, covered with paper. Opens like a matches box. Made by the 'Orgatechnika' plant at the town of Yaroslavl, USSR." Auction ended 9.Jan.2005. View eBay item #6502967981. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

UPDATE: Winning bid was US $21.50

»Search for nibs at

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 13 March 2005 19:58 CET
Saturday, 8 January 2005
Lord Nibs Party Crackers
Topic: Nibs
LORD NIBS Vintage Party Crackers for sale on eBay. "The Crackers were made and printed in Norwich England by Caley Crackers Ltd. Exact date of manufacture unknown. Believed to be circa 1950 before the take over of Caley Crackers by Tom Smith in 1953." Auction ended 8.Jan.2005. View eBay item #6502329110. (I did not bid on this auction and I don't know the seller.)
  »Search eBay auctions for Nibs
  »Search eBay for Party Crackers

UPDATE:Final bid was GBP 1.20 (approx. US $ 2.30) Reserve not met.

»What are crackers? Send a virtual cracker! Learn more about christmas crackers on

»Author Peter Kimpton, in his new book entitled TOM SMITH'S CHRISTMAS CRACKERS brings you an in-depth history of Tom Smith the man, his accepted invention of the Christmas cracker, his associated products, competitors, many re-discovered facts and images and much, much more in his wide ranging coverage of the subject. Go to

posted by niblog at 20:03 CET
Updated: Monday, 21 March 2005 21:22 CET
Herge - Tintin - Au pays de l'or noir
Topic: Comics
DET SVARTA GULDET - Tintin Book Number 15 - the new Swedish translation by Bjorn Wahlberg is available in the stores now. More about Tintin on my TINTIN PAGE

>Kop Det Svarta Guldet fr?n Bokus Bokhandel (Swedish bookstore)
>Search eBay auctions for Tintin Books and Collectibles

posted by niblog at 15:06 CET
Updated: Friday, 21 January 2005 13:55 CET
My Yahoo! RSS Syndication
Topic: Blogging
Add to My Yahoo! Click on the button to get Niblog delivered directly to your My Yahoo! page.

"RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication.' It's a format that web sites and blogs use to syndicate content via news aggregation tools and services like My Yahoo!." Read more in My Yahoo! RSS-FAQ

posted by niblog at 00:55 CET
Updated: Saturday, 8 January 2005 01:21 CET
AIGA Typography Forum
Topic: Typography
AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts - Great articles and discussions in the Design Forum. Check out the Typography Forum, moderated by Allan Haley. "This forum is for the passionate. It's for those who are crazy in love with type, absolutely hate the problems fonts can cause, have an uncontrollable need to learn more about typography, or an irresistible desire to share typographic opinions and stories. This is not a place for the typographically indifferent." Read more...

posted by niblog at 00:04 CET
Updated: Saturday, 8 January 2005 13:51 CET
Friday, 7 January 2005
Will Eisner, RIP (1917-2005)
Topic: Comics
Will Eisner passed away on January 3rd, 2005 at the age of 87 following quadruple bypass heart surgery.
Click here to enter the Will site

posted by niblog at 02:39 CET
World of Art
Topic: Art
Thames & Hudson World of Art "A constantly growing series that for 45 years has been the market leader in popularly priced, original art books." ArtWords features extracts from new titles in the World of Art series.

>My favorite art links

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Friday, 21 January 2005 13:57 CET
You Can Protect Yourself From Radioactive Fallout
Topic: Advertising
"This is a poster advertising a Civil Defense training class. This poster is dated 1955. The Hydrogen Bomb was the latest thing and it was obvious that the only hope would be to take cover from the Radioactive Fallout if you happened to be far enough from the blast to survive."

»Get the Facts! in the Civil Defense Museum Art Gallery

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 26 April 2005 21:46 MEST
Thursday, 6 January 2005
Perspective For Comic Book Artists by David Chelsea
Topic: Comics

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 20 February 2005 11:08 CET
Wednesday, 5 January 2005
Misspelling Britney Spears
Topic: Logos
Britney Spears spelling correction - Google have found hundreds of different ways that people spell Britney. The most popular way is Brittany, followed by Brittney, Britany, Britny, Briteny, Britteny, Briney, Brittny, Brintey, Britanny... Read the complete list on Google

»Image: Britney Spears, Rolling Stone, Magazine cover, October 2003.

The Rolling Stone logo was drawn by lettering artist and type designer Jim Parkinson. You can see his work at Parkinson Type Design, including the Rolling Stone logo.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 23 April 2005 15:11 MEST
Tuesday, 4 January 2005
Someone keeps stealing my letters...
Topic: Design
Play with the fridge magnets! Just Letters is a browser based multi-user Flash game from (link via Buzz)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Friday, 7 January 2005 14:35 CET
He hates ITC Garamond
Topic: Typography
I Hate ITC Garamond says Michael Bierut. Read the article in Design Observer 1.Oct.2004.
(link via typophile)

"ITC Garamond was designed in 1975 by Tony Stan for the International Typeface Corporation."

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 1 January 2005 23:40 CET
Monday, 3 January 2005
The Decline of Fashion Photography
Topic: Photography
The Decline of Fashion Photography : An argument in pictures. By Karen Lehrman, MSN Slate Magazine, 15.May 2001.
"Fashion photography is in fashion. This 1951 Vogue cover by Irving Penn recently sold for $28,750 at auction. It is indeed brilliant: Penn's masterful use of light, balance, and a spare composition create an understated elegance."
»View the slide-show

Link from kottke's The Best Links 2004 22.Dec.2004

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 3 January 2005 00:30 CET
Top Fives 2004
Topic: Blogging
PCL LinkDump : Top 5ives 2004 is a nice collection of links in categories: Art, Illustration, Photography, Comics, Movies/Film, Music, Retro, Link Blogs, MP3 Blogs and Web/Computer. Go to PCL LinkDump 25.Dec.2004.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 1 January 2005 23:38 CET
Sunday, 2 January 2005
Hunt's Round Pointed Pens - Nib Mailer
Topic: Nibs
HUNT Silverine Pens advertisement with three nibs attached. Very nice nib mailer for sale on eBay. Auction ends 3.Jan.2005. View eBay item #7124154843
(I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for nibs

UPDATE: Winning bid was US $16.50

posted by niblog at 15:28 CET
Updated: Monday, 21 March 2005 21:26 CET
Paper Bullets: An Interview with Herbert A. Friedman
Topic: Design
"Nickels, paper bullets, falling leaves, and bullshit bombs. These are some of the nicknames given to war propaganda delivered by air in the form of printed flyers."

»Read Paper Bullets: an Interview with Herbert A. Friedman, by John Peffer, in Cabinet Magazine, Issue 12, autumn/winter 2003/2004.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 2 January 2005 10:32 CET
Fighting Words - Paper Bullets
Topic: Design
Fighting Words - About flyers and leaflets by PSYOP the U.S. Army's 4th Psychological Operations Group.

"A graphic designer's daily concerns are relatively simple: create a visual identity for chosen concept, company, or product; make it convincing and, if possible, elegant; deliver it on a deadline that ranges from weeks to several months. But what if your work was meant to protect men and women in your nation's armed forces, and delivering it meant the difference - literally - between life and death? What if your client was your enemy? And what if your deadline was a few short hours, not weeks?"

»Read the article by Colin Berry in AIGA, Design Forum 10.Dec.2004

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 2 January 2005 00:10 CET
Saturday, 1 January 2005
The Koala Brothers - Best Children's television show 2004
Topic: Animation
The Koala Brothers is the kids new favorite TV show. "The Koala Brothers is a stop frame model animation series aimed at a pre-school audience. The series is set in the Australian outback and follows the adventures of two koalas, Frank and Buster whose mission in life is to help others."

BAA - British Animation Awards - Best Children's Pre-School Series 2004 - "for the warmth and humour of its characterisation, storytelling and production design, the Award went to the creator and supervising producer David Johnson for Koala Brothers: A Letter for George" Read more on the BAA web site

»Play with the Koala Brothers on Disney Channel - Playhouse
»Print and colour the koalas or send an e-card on BBC - CBeebies
»The Koala Brothers official website
»Spellbound Entertainment distributes the show.
»I Sverige visas Koalabröderna i TV4 (Swedish TV channel)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Thursday, 30 December 2004 00:38 CET
No Matter How You Look At It...
Topic: Comics
It's Gonna Be A Mad Year if you look at every regular issue MAD magazine cover starting from the comic book days of 1952 to the present day on Doug Gilford's Mad Cover Site (via presurfer)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 1 January 2005 14:01 CET

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