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Monday, 28 March 2005
Topic: Photography
Photobloggies -- "The Photobloggies is an annual award ceremony celebrating photoblogging around the world. Through the Photobloggies, you can find some of the best photoblog sites on the internet, chosen by photobloggers and photoblog readers." Final voting ends 28. March 2005.

UPDATE: Votes no longer accepted. Winners will be announced Wed, Mar 30, 2005.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 28 March 2005 08:10 CET
Sunday, 27 March 2005
Gillott Principality Pen Nibs on eBay
Topic: Nibs
Box of Gillott Principality Pen Nibs (Vintage) for sale on eBay. "This auction is for an opened, partially full box of Gillott penpoints. There are nine #1 Principality nibs, and one very rare #2 Principality nib. These beautiful vintage nibs are about a century old, but still in mint condition. The box is also in fine shape, still solid and very attractive. Gillott Principality nibs were once considered the best in the world for Ornamental Penmanship, but they were taken out of production about 50 years ago. Today these vintage nibs are among the most highly valued and collectible (and still very useful)." Auction ends 27.Mar.2005. View eBay item #6520231999. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for nibs
»Read more about Gillott Principality Nibs

UPDATE: Winning bid was US $138.05.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 28 March 2005 08:05 CET
Saturday, 26 March 2005
Sin City - movie review
Topic: Comics
SIN CITY -- "Vintage cars, violence, sleazy women, violence, corrupt cops and well- violence. This is why you have to watch your own back in 'Sin City'..." Read the review at Comic Book Resources. Read more in the article Chatting with the stars of 'Sin City'

»Frank Miller's SIN CITY in theatres everywhere 1.April 2005 -

UPDATE: Sin City Comparison Photos - this "Yahoo! Movies Slideshow" compares art from the comic book to stills from the movie. (via zwol and comixpedia)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 26 March 2005 14:49 CET
Friday, 25 March 2005
Georgia Gibbs - Her Nibs
Topic: Music
Georgia Gibbs Her Nibs Rondolette LP for sale on eBay. "Georgia Gibbs, Her Nibs - Rondolette 876 - vinyl is shiny and glossy - appears to have only minor surface scratches - satisfaction is guaranteed - jacket has solid amount of edge deterioration, but no splits or tears, and front is still very attractive." Auction ends 25.Mar.2005. View eBay item #4711507182. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for nibs
»Read more about Georgia Gibbs

UPDATE: Auction has ended. No bids. (starting bid was US $7.95)

posted by niblog at 16:45 CET
Updated: Saturday, 26 March 2005 09:33 CET
Rare Nutty Nibs toy
Topic: Nibs
RARE NUTTY NIBS Battery Operated Toy for sale on eBay. "I have had this toy for 25 yrs but now must sell.. this great toy is wonderful to look at and has that something special about it, unfortunately he has 3 little rust areas on back, and missing some paint on back, has a sticker on his stomach... and if thats not enough he is missing his battery cover and has a wooden left foot!!! the battery case is clean, he stands 12" high and his arms do move.. his eyes still 'google' and his mouth still opens perfectly he is untested and obviously need loving care to restore he is sold as is and I know... any collector would love to have him as display or to restore... a neat 1960's collectable toy..." Auction ends 25.Mar.2005. View eBay item #5964265789. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for nibs

UPDATE: Winning bid was US $96.00

posted by niblog at 16:06 CET
Updated: Friday, 25 March 2005 23:05 CET
Sign Language
Topic: Signs
Sign Language - A collection of photos containing humorous, bizarre, and or confusing signs from around the world.

posted by niblog at 08:29 CET
Thursday, 24 March 2005
Alphabet Synthesis Machine
Topic: Typography
Art 21 - Alphabet Synthesis Machine -- "The Alphabet Synthesis Machine is an interactive online artwork which allows one to create and evolve the possible writing systems of one's own imaginary civilizations. The abstract alphabets produced by the Machine can be downloaded as PC-format TrueType fonts, and are entered into a comprehensive archive of user creations."

posted by niblog at 01:33 CET
Tuesday, 22 March 2005
The Gates : An Experiment in Collective Memory
Topic: Art
Christo and Jeanne-Claude : The Gates project in Central Park -- "The Institute for the Future of the Book has created The Gates: an experiment in collective memory, with Flickr providing the venue for collecting and tagging of the photos. There are over 7,000 photographs of the gates on Flickr to date -- undoubtedly one of the most photographed works of art of all time (much more than even cloud gate, where people uploaded photos in protest of the ban on photographing the work!)..." (Via FlickrBlog)

posted by niblog at 01:41 CET
Monday, 21 March 2005
Sensational Novelty - The Rifle Pen
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Win-chester 'The Rifle Pen' Novelty w/box, Made in Italy, for sale on eBay. "Win-chester 'The Rifle Pen' Sensational Novelty ball point ink pen with box ... The pen does not write as I think the ink is dryed up." Auction ends 21.Mar.2005. View eBay item #6518846505. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for novelty pen

UPDATE: Winning bid was US $3.95

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Friday, 25 March 2005 15:40 CET
Sunday, 20 March 2005
Noodler's ink in Sweden
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Noodler's Ink -- Today I bought a bottle of black Noodler's ink at NK, Hamngatan in Stockholm. They had a large selection of colours (Thanks, Tomas). The 3oz bottle cost SEK 129 (approx. $19 USD). To my surprise, the seller did not know it was waterproof!

Note: "The waterproof/fraud proof line (currently black only) cannot be altered on a check or envelope by rain or bleach/ammonia. They consist of over 97% water content...and rinse (or simply rub) off lucite/celluloid/acrylic rod stock testing and ebonite testing stock...and if dried in the bottle it can be reconstituted with tap water...but once on cellulose paper they stay on it as a bulldog biting the leg of the enemy despite rain/soaking and the soaps of a check forger. One word of caution - if mixed with conventional ink the fraud proof ink WILL REVERT TO CONVENTIONAL INK and all those properties will be lost. It is a delicate formula best left alone if one wants the features to remain constant."

More about Noodler's ink in this post 18.Mar.2005

posted by niblog at 15:09 CET
Updated: Sunday, 20 March 2005 23:59 CET
M?nen tur och retur, del 2 - On a marché
Topic: Comics
Månen tur och retur - del 2 - Tintin Book Number 17 - 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 11:01 CET
Fontleech - The Free Font Blog - One month old
Topic: Typography
Fontleech is a blog about the best free fonts on the web. (started 20.Feb.2005)

"If you're like me (and I'm counting on that), you've spent many a sleepless night scouring the web for free fonts that don't suck. Undoubtedly, you've discovered that finding quality, free typefaces requires sifting through a lot of crap. Wouldn't it be nice if someone did all that sifting for you?"

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 20 March 2005 00:34 CET
Saturday, 19 March 2005
A style of shading letters by John Downer
Topic: Hand Lettering: signs
"Here is an illustration to show how the Mock Block shading effect uses the background color as the underside shade color. This is possible when the underside shade is enclosed by the letter (yellow), a side shade (fire red), and a cast shade (purple)."
John Downer, 11.Nov.2004

»Read more in the thread 'John Downer Speedballs' at typographica

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posted by niblog at 07:50 CET
Updated: Sunday, 20 March 2005 10:57 CET
Friday, 18 March 2005
Noodler's Fountain Pen Ink - Permanent, Waterproof, Made in the USA
Topic: Pens, Pencils
"Noodler's Black Ink is waterproof and permanent on paper. It contains a cellulose reactive dye that remains water soluble in the bottle and in your pens, but becomes permanent on paper when dry." [View larger image]

»Some time ago I wrote about my new Muji fountain pen and posted a larger image and a closeup photo of the nib on flickr. I was quoted at journalisimo, and I have learned a lot from the comments at flickr. Gierszewski says Muji are discontinuing the fountain pens. Zxfiles told me about Noodler's ink and recommends Mike Shea's blog post 'Noodler's Ink - the Pilot G2 killer'. And Stompy writes about Noodler's ink in the favorite pen discussion at 'flickr : moleskinerie'. I think I must get a couple of spare Muji pens and order a bottle or two of Noodler's ink.

Noodlers Ink
Favorite pen discussion
Mike Shea's blog

Noodler's Ink in Stockholm, Sweden

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posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Wednesday, 22 March 2006 21:29 CET
Thursday, 17 March 2005
British road signs - Transport font
Topic: Typography
The download page for Nathaniel Porter's Transport fonts has moved from Allan-Online to Chris's British Road Directory

posted by niblog at 07:24 CET
Vintage Luggage Labels Gallery
Topic: Design
AB Aerotransport, Luftgodsexpeditionen, Malmö -- Vintage Swedish Airline Label from the image galleries at

"Vintage labels explores the history of the luggage label and the lost art of travel. The site catalogs and provides a history of luggage labels, picture galleries and collectors guide to this growing field of ephemera collectibles."

»More vintage Airline graphic design at

»Larger label image on my flickr

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Thursday, 17 March 2005 00:23 CET
Wednesday, 16 March 2005
Japanese Warning Signs - Juergen Specht
Topic: Signs
Japanese Warning Signs - Photos by Juergen Specht, a German photographer living in Tokyo, Japan. (via The Cartoonist)

posted by niblog at 07:00 CET
Updated: Thursday, 24 March 2005 02:04 CET
Tuesday, 15 March 2005
La Sheaffer - ?With HER I have written more than 5000 poems...?
Topic: Pens, Pencils
La Sheaffer -- Marta Celio from Padova in Italy wrote a poem about her Sheaffer fountain pen. "Adoperando il cuore per limare i versi sciolti di una penna in decomposizione ..."
»Read Marta's poem

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 15 March 2005 06:24 CET
Monday, 14 March 2005
This is Now ('ten by ten')
Topic: Photography
10x10 - 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time - "Each hour is presented as a picture postcard window, composed of 100 different frames, each of which holds the image of a single moment in time. Clicking on a single frame allows us to peer a bit deeper into the story that lies behind the image. In this way, we can dart in and out of the news, understanding both the individual stories and the ways in which they relate to each other." Go to

10x10 was designed and developed by Jonathan Harris of Number27, in conjunction with the Fabrica communication research center in Italy.

posted by niblog at 06:45 CET
Sunday, 13 March 2005
Victorian Bronze Pig Pen Nib Wipe
Topic: Nibs
Victorian Bronze Pig Pen Nib Wipe for sale on eBay. "This fine item being a bronze pig with it's back packed with bristle, for wiping excess ink from pen nibs, is in good condition, apart from some missing bristle, and has been lightly polished which has removed some of the patina." Auction ends 13.Mar.2005. View eBay item #6158770323. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for nibs

UPDATE: Winning bid was GBP 35.00 (Approx. US $67.19)

posted by niblog at 20:51 CET
Updated: Monday, 22 May 2006 09:52 MEST

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