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Tuesday, 15 February 2005
Golden paper celebrates golden period
Topic: Design
BEIJING, 3. Feb.2005 -- The world's first newspaper printed on gold paper was officially issued in Shenzhen, in southern China's Guangdong province yesterday. The paper, called the "Chinese Flourishing Period", is published by the China Economic Daily to commemorate the achievements of the past ten sessions of China's top legislative body. The golden newspaper has two editions, a "rare" edition and a "luxury" edition, each one will be limited to a run of 36 editions. The rare edition uses 500 grams of gold and each copy is priced at 69,000 yuan, or about 8,100 US dollars, while the luxury edition uses 200 grams of gold and will sell for 29,000 yuan, or about 3,500 US dollars. The newspaper has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. (Source: CRIENGLISH.com / Photo: Sina.com) »Via Xinhuanet and Boing Boing«

posted by niblog at 01:59 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 15 February 2005 02:10 CET
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Photoblogs.org - The Photoblog Resource
Topic: Photography
Photoblogs.org Photoblogs.org - "This site started in 2002 as a simple list of 15 photoblogs. The site allowed anyone to add a new photoblog to the list... Several people did. Now there are 8,210 sites..."

posted by niblog at 01:57 CET
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Monday, 14 February 2005
I Choo Choo Choose You. Happy Valentines!
Topic: Animation
Valentine cards from the Simpsons -- Download the "I Choo- Choo- Choose You" and the "Bee Mine" Valentine's Day cards from the Simpsons at Geoff Stearns' blog, deconcept.com

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
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M?nen tur och retur - Objectif Lune
Topic: Comics
Månen tur och retur - del 1 - Tintin Book Number 16 - the new Swedish translation by Björn Wahlberg is available in the stores now. More about Tintin on my TINTIN PAGE

»Köp Månen tur och retur från Bokus Bokhandel (Swedish bookstore)
»Search eBay auctions for Tintin Books and Collectibles

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
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Sunday, 13 February 2005
YAFA Pen and Woody Wagon Collectible Set
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Yafa Pen and Woody Wagon -- This cool set includes a classic 1949 Ford Woody Station Wagon replica and a Yafa pen handcrafted from genuine maple and rosewood inlays.

"Pull Surfboard out from right side. The pen rests on the surfboard rack."

Read more at Yafa Pen Co.
Search eBay for Yafa Pens

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 13 February 2005 09:32 CET
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Saturday, 12 February 2005
Writing on the Wall
Topic: Design
Write your own message on the wall. Free e-cards on LetterJames.de
(link via Buzz.)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 12 February 2005 00:10 CET
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Friday, 11 February 2005
Manga Links
Topic: Comics
The Manga Links are updated. Manga tutorials, Manga books and Manga pens.

posted by niblog at 00:00 CET
Updated: Monday, 30 January 2006 01:40 CET
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Thursday, 10 February 2005
Paper CD Case
Topic: Music
papercdcase.com -- Use this website to create a PDF file which can be printed and folded to create a paper CD case. Jewel case inserts can also be created. (via linkfilter)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Thursday, 10 February 2005 06:55 CET
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Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Pencil in Sign Language
Topic: Pens, Pencils
"Dear All, This Web Site is deticated for those who want to learn Sign Language.... Pls learn it either for your interest or need, and start to communicate with those deaf, don't let them be alone, togather, we can build the care society. All contain is scan and organize from Tan Yap's 'Belajar Bahasa Isyarat Dalam Sepuluh Jam' teaching material to this web base electronic format."

»Learn more at My Sign Language by Malaysian Chinese, Song Jing

posted by niblog at 00:00 CET
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Tuesday, 8 February 2005
American System of Vertical Writing
Topic: Calligraphy
American System of Vertical Writing - Four pages leaflet about The American System of Vertical Writing, American Book Co., 1894. From "Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920". (A project of The Digital Scriptorium and the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History; Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library; Duke University , Durham, NC.) (Database Number: A0566 )

posted by niblog at 07:34 CET
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Monday, 7 February 2005
Downloading comics: threat or menace?
Topic: Comics
I read about downloading pirate scans of comic books on Boing Boing 6.Jan.2005. The post was about this Newsarama thread. It says Z-Cult FM is "the largest BitTorrent feed for pirated comics... ZcultFM.com hosts the torrent files that allow people to download comics that other people have scanned in."

»Many bloggers wrote about this, and I like what Laura Gjovaag said in Bloggity-Blog-Blog-Blog: "There are Golden Age stories that are not in print, DC has no plans to ever reprint them, and buying the individual issues would bankrupt me. I have no moral problem downloading those stories, as I will buy any reprint DC puts out and if I ever have the money I'd buy the originals, too. I have serious issues with more modern books, however, and especially with any book that's actually in print."

»Jason St. Claire says "Scanning comics is like crack; it's addictive". Read the article 'Free Comic Book Day 24/7/365: The Scurvy Dogs of Comics Piracy' at comicbookgalaxy.com

»Personally I don't have the time to search for and download comics. I buy some trade paperbacks and I read a few comics online. I prefer comic books printed on paper, and today you can find almost any old comics on eBay. But I guess if I was 15 years old I'd be downloading comics all the time.

»Right now zcultfm.com "are experiencing problems but will be back on Feb.8th.2005."

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 7 February 2005 01:48 CET
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Sunday, 6 February 2005
The Last Supper Parodies
Topic: Art
A small collection of parodies of da Vinci's Last Supper at Erik Stattin's Swedish blog mymarkup.net

"When a clothes company tried presenting a group of well-dressed women in a Last Supper style pose, their poster campaign was banned in Milan."

»Read the story Milan bans Da Vinci parody - about The Last Supper advertisement for Marithé + François Girbaud. The Guardian, 4.Feb.2005. (More in Guardian : Newsblog)



»Girbaud.com - jeans, fashion.

»Search Google for more Last Supper Images

»Mona Lisa Images for a Modern World features parodies of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting and discussion from a modern cultural perspective...

posted by niblog at 13:35 CET
Updated: Monday, 21 March 2005 00:38 CET
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What are they wearing? - Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos
Topic: Education
Hate On Display - A Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos, run by ADL - Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network - to help parents distinguish harmless pop-cultural slogans and symbols from those that the ADL calls "shorthand for hatred".

»More symbols at Symbols.net - Directory to the world of Signs, Glyphs and Symbols.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 6 February 2005 00:02 CET
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Saturday, 5 February 2005
Adobe Design Achievement Awards - For Students
Topic: Education
2005 Adobe Design Achievement Awards -- Call for Entries -- Students: Win exciting prizes and international recognition! Learn more at Adobe Education

"The awards will honor the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, and computer artists from the world's top design, film, and broadcast institutions. Two new categories -- animation and broadcast design -- broaden the scope of video submissions." (The Contest begins on March 14, 2005, and ends on April 29, 2005.)


posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 5 February 2005 09:44 CET
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Friday, 4 February 2005
AutoArt Magazine
Topic: Art

Auto Art Magazine #34 arrived in the mailbox last week. Nice pictures and articles. For example 'How to: Hand Lettering Techniques, Part Four' by Doc Guthrie, Professor of the Sign Graphics Programs, LATTC

And here are some cool airbrush artists, featured in the magazine:
Scooter Puzzles
Yvonne Mecialis
Fern Gadd - new web address:
www.infernoairbrush.com


posted by niblog at 06:17 CET
Updated: Friday, 17 April 2009 16:09 MEST
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Diarist.net - online diaries
Topic: Blogging

posted by niblog at 06:16 CET
Updated: Friday, 4 February 2005 06:37 CET
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Thursday, 3 February 2005
O,I,L - Album Cover Scrabble
Topic: Music
CD Scrabble is a cool idea. Here is: Damien Rice "O", Magnetic Fields "I" and Steve Hillage "L". From the Swedish blog Blind Höna 22.Jan.2005.

posted by niblog at 01:29 CET
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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
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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, gmailswap.com 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
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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 www.thelabelman.com

»Search eBay auctions for crate labels

posted by niblog at 00:54 CET
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