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Wednesday, 2 February 2005
Hermann Zapf - Hunt Roman; the birth of a type
Topic: Typography
Hunt roman; the birth of a type. Commentary and notes by Hermann Zapf and Jack Werner Stauffacher. Foreword by George H. M. Lawrence. Includes illustrations showing the development of this type face. View the Digital Book in the Carnegie Mellon University, Posner Collection.

"Rachel Hunt, who knew and loved both fine printing and beautiful design, commissioned Hermann Zapf to design a typeface that, while used as display type with Spectrum Monotype, would make the Hunt Institute's publications more elegant and graceful." Read more at the Roy A. Hunt Foundation website.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Gmail - 1GB free email space
Topic: Blogging
It is useful to have a Gmail address (Google's free Webmail service). 1 gigabyte storage is great.

»The only way you can get a Gmail account is by invitation. (Thanks Johnny!) For almost nine months, provided a place for nice people to help nice people. Now Gmail Swap is closed, and says: "Google is tossing out invitations as if they were candy - if you're looking for one, chances are that one of your friends, or someone at another online community, can help you out."

posted by niblog at 00:00 CET
Updated: Monday, 20 June 2005 21:40 MEST
Tuesday, 1 February 2005
Air King - Vintage Labels
Topic: Design
Mint condition AIRKING brand asparagus label from Labelman's eBay Store. Information on labels and over 2,000 brands listed at

»Search eBay auctions for crate labels

posted by niblog at 00:54 CET
Monday, 31 January 2005
A. N. Palmer, handwriting expert, standing outdoors
Topic: Calligraphy
Half-length portrait of A. N. Palmer, handwriting expert, standing outside a building in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Palmer developed a new method of handwriting that was adopted by the board of education for instruction in Chicago schools.

Notes This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper.

Created/Published 12.Oct.1910 (Cite as: DN-0056081, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.)

I found the image while searching for "handwriting" in the American Memory site from the Library of Congress.

View a larger image on
More about A.N. Palmer in The American Penman

posted by niblog at 00:04 CET
Truck Lettering Service
Topic: Design
"Steve's Truck & Van Lettering, Kona, Hi. Pinstriping Too"

I searched Google Images for "lettering service" and this is the first image I found! Full size image posted on (tag: )

posted by niblog at 00:02 CET
Updated: Saturday, 19 February 2005 01:19 CET
Permalink - online photo management
Topic: Photography
It seems like all bloggers has photos on so I have signed up for my own Flickr account

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Sunday, 30 January 2005
Vintage Gillott #404 pen nibs on eBay
Topic: Nibs
Joseph Gillott 404 - excellent nibs for sale on eBay. "Box of English Pen Nibs, manufactured by Joseph Gillott, Birmingham, England, No. 404 size nib, box measures 2 ? x 1 ? inches and is covered in a nice floral printed paper with a bottom label and seal, certificate of authenticity inside stating that these are made at the appointment of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, 'Dated April 13, 1840', steel pen nibs are incised "Joseph Gillott's, Warranted, England, 404". Auction ends 31.Jan.2005. View eBay item #6507671076. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for nibs
»Visit my gallery of old Gillott Nib Boxes

UPDATE: Winning bid was US $54.53

posted by niblog at 14:21 CET
Updated: Monday, 21 March 2005 21:15 CET
Font Masterclass 1 - Good, But Not For Masters
Topic: Typography
Excerpted from The Digital Designer's Bible: The Ultimate Route Map To Stress-Free Best Working Practice For Print And Web Designers by Alistair Dabbs and Alastair Campbell, Digit presents the article "Font Masterclass 1." 19.Jan.2005.

"Though decidely not for font masters, the excerpt is a good primer on typeface useage, structure, and terminology. Novice designers -- and intermediates looking for a brush up -- will find it an easy, enlightening read." (via The Design Weblog)

posted by niblog at 00:11 CET
Automatic Blogroll
Topic: Blogging
I really like 80x15 pixels link buttons and manually designed blogrolls, but right now I am testing an automatic link manager.

Here is my public blogroll, listing the RSS feeds I currently read. (Powered by Bloglines)

posted by niblog at 00:08 CET
Updated: Monday, 21 February 2005 23:43 CET
Saturday, 29 January 2005
MC5 Concert Posters
Topic: Music
MC-5 Posters, Handbills and Adverts from the MC5 Gateway

»Image: MC-5, The Chosen Few, Grande Ballroom, Detroit ,MI, 7-8.Oct.1966 by Gary Grimshaw - "The Visual Architect of the Detroit Sixties"

»Paper Song - the website of Gary Grimshaw

posted by niblog at 01:07 CET
Friday, 28 January 2005
Can we ever look at a pencil the same way again...?
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Amazing Micro Sculptures "Dalton Ghetti carves sculptures into the actual graphite of a pencil. These tiny works of art take years to complete and are extremely impressive when seen in real life." (Link via

posted by niblog at 00:37 CET
Blog from Sweden
Topic: Blogging
 I read Stationsvakt - Johnny Söderberg's blog (in Swedish).

 Find more blogs in Swedish at Bloggar på svenska, Artikelverkstan.
 More about Swedish blogs in this post 24.Jan.2005.

posted by niblog at 00:34 CET
Thursday, 27 January 2005
Beer Labels
Topic: Design
Download 340 Beer Logos in EPS or Adobe Illustrator format from

»My Logo Links are updated.

posted by niblog at 00:30 CET
Updated: Sunday, 6 February 2005 00:37 CET
Wednesday, 26 January 2005
JOHNOSSI - debut album!
Topic: Music
The full length album, simply named Johnossi, will be released for sale on January 26th, 2005. Listen to Execution Song on Border Records. Read about the Swedish rock duo JOHNOSSI (John and Ossi) on

posted by niblog at 00:53 CET
Tuesday, 25 January 2005
Five hundred dollars in fines for poor handwriting
Topic: Calligraphy
Poor handwriting may result in fines - "Doctors with chicken scratch for handwriting who write illegible prescriptions could face discipline and up to $500 in fines per episode under a bill endorsed Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee."
 The panel voted 16-2 to send an amended version of House Bill 254, by Rep. Chris Harris, D-Bozeman, to the House floor for debate. Read the article by Charles S. Johnson, Helena, Montana in the Billings Gazette, 21.Jan.2005. (link via Kate Gladstone)

posted by niblog at 03:15 CET
Monday, 24 January 2005
Svenskt webbloggindex finns inte : Swedish blog directory closed
Topic: Blogging
The Swedish Weblogindex (Svenskt webbloggindex) run by Erik Stattin no longer exists.

Find Swedish blogs at,,,,, and has been suspended or cancelled.

posted by niblog at 10:48 CET
Updated: Friday, 28 January 2005 01:44 CET
Amazing Spider-Man : Stan Lee v. Marvel
Topic: Comics

posted by niblog at 00:16 CET
Sunday, 23 January 2005
Original Picasso sells on Costco Web site
Topic: Art
The crayon-on-paper drawing of a face signed and dated by Pablo Picasso was listed for $39,999.99 on the retailer's Web site January 12. It sold Wednesday, said Jim Sinegal, Costco's chief executive, who would not identify the buyer. Read the story at 21.Jan.2005. (link via newsfromme)

posted by niblog at 00:04 CET
Saturday, 22 January 2005
Calligraphic Society of Arizona - Artists and Inspirational sites
Topic: Calligraphy
Calligraphic Society of Arizona has changed it's url to The've upgraded the site and added links. (via Cyberscribes 9.nov.2004)

»Visit these links for inspiration

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 22 January 2005 00:35 CET
Friday, 21 January 2005
Hockney 'was wrong' over art copying claim
Topic: Art
This post disappeared. I don't know why!

posted by niblog at 01:25 CET
Updated: Sunday, 6 March 2005 19:23 CET

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