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Monday, 2 May 2005
Twizzlers Licorice Nibs
Topic: Nibs
Niblog is about Steel Pen Nibs. If you are looking for licorice nibs, go to Hershey's

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Friday, 6 May 2005 07:55 MEST
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Sunday, 1 May 2005
MP3 Blogs
Topic: Music
MP3 blogs -- Links to the best mp3 blogs at the Swedish site Alla Talar Svenska

posted by niblog at 03:48 MEST
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Saturday, 30 April 2005
Art Teachers' Movie Guide
Topic: Art
The Art Historians' Guide to the Movies (AHGttM) is a record of appearances of and references to famous works of art and architecture in the movies. It is intended to be a source for teachers of art history who are considering showing clips or entire films as part of their presentation of the traditional arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture. AHGttM was created by Craig Eliason, assistant professor of modern art history at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. (via linkfilter)

»My Art Links are updated

posted by niblog at 08:10 MEST
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Friday, 29 April 2005
Blackboard Jungle
Topic: Education
The movie Blackboard Jungle is hard hitting and probably a better representation of juvenile delinquency in the nineteen fifties than Rebel Without A Cause or The Wild One. The story revolves around an idealistic teacher on his first job in a tough urban all male high school. The teacher, Richard Dadier, is played by Glenn Ford who performs the role almost too passively. He is surrounded by apathetic teachers and a principle (Mr. Warneke, played by John Hoyt) who has trouble admitting that the school has discipline problems. The movie is based on the novel The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter. Movie Review and Sounds at Destitute Gulch. (via linkfilter)

posted by niblog at 06:26 MEST
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Thursday, 28 April 2005
Signascript Signing Machines
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Signascript the signing machine manufacturer and European leader in signature and hand-written text reproduction, is present in more than twenty countries throughout the world.

"A signing machine automatically produces, as many times as you wish, a person's handwriting and signature on documents of variable size and thickness (letters, photos, greeting cards, diplomas, etc.). For some very thick documents, such as books or catalogues, this operation is carried out manually, one document at a time. These machines do not require a special pen to be purchased. Their special feature is to be able to use all type of pens (ball point, fountain pen, felt nib, etc.). The arm that action the pen also makes it possible to exercise a pressure on the document, as you would with the hand. The text reproduced by the machine is the exact reproduction of your writing and not a character font where all letter are always identical."

posted by niblog at 06:28 MEST
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Automated Signature Replication
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Damilic Corporation - The World Leader In Handwriting Automation - "Damilic Corporation is the world's most comprehensive source of automatic signing machines for replicating authentic signatures on certificates, letters, photographs, books, athletic equipment, etc. Our customers include universities, corporations, governments, and private individuals. These customers choose our products for their high quality of signature replication. Our product offerings include the classic, easy to use, Autopen, computer based Signature Systems machines, and the top of the line Signascript automatic signing machines (providing all of the best upgrades to the classic Autopen)."

posted by niblog at 06:28 MEST
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Wednesday, 27 April 2005
Entrepreneur's Ugliest Logo Contest
Topic: Logos
Do you have America's ugliest logo? Enter your logo for a chance to win! The deadline for entry is April 30, 2005.

posted by niblog at 05:45 MEST
Updated: Wednesday, 27 April 2005 05:48 MEST
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Tuesday, 26 April 2005
Romano Scarpa 1927 - 2005
Topic: Comics
Romano Scarpa, one of the great Disney comic book artists of the 20th Century, and a cartoonist who worked equally well in classic and modern styles, died on Saturday morning... Read more in The Comics Reporter

posted by niblog at 02:08 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 26 April 2005 22:11 MEST
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Monday, 25 April 2005
Robocop Logos
Topic: Logos
Robocop Archive has a list of all the different RoboCop and OCP logos created for the various movies, tv series, comics and games. (via linkfilter)

posted by niblog at 00:46 MEST
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Sunday, 24 April 2005
Freestyle Rap Logo
Topic: Logos
Cool logo for the Swedish Championships in Freestyle Rap, by Oskar Schölander, Otech Design, Lidköping, Sweden.

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 24 April 2005 00:13 MEST
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Saturday, 23 April 2005
1000 Nibs from flickr
Topic: Nibs
I was searching for public photos containing 'nibs' on flickr.com. Here is one nice picture 'taken by Angela at the Birmingham Pen Museum', 21.Jul.2004.

»Visit The Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association
»Search eBay for nibs
»Search for 'nib' or 'nibs' on flickr.com

posted by niblog at 09:20 MEST
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Friday, 22 April 2005
Corporate Identity Documentation (cidoc)
Topic: Design
cidoc.net -- "A new magazine and an interesting new content destination for designers interested in branding and corporate identity. Cidoc.net brings you an archive of corporate identity documentation, corporate design manuals, styleguides and also logo- und manual-reviews, etc."

posted by niblog at 01:01 MEST
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Thursday, 21 April 2005
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Topic: Typography
"What is the font used for the credits at the bottom of a movie poster?" Find the answer at Posterwire.com

Posterwire.com is a movie poster weblog. From images of the latest Hollywood one-sheets to vintage movie posters, this film poster weblog hopes to offer a bit of insight into film key art.

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 23 April 2005 09:46 MEST
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Wednesday, 20 April 2005
Swedish Ice cream names cause debate
Topic: Advertising
GB Glace launched a new flavor of a classic ice-cream the other week, and were promptly accused of racism. The ice-creams name is "Nogger Black" as it is a liquorice flavored version of the classic nougat-flavored "Nogger"... Read more in adland

LINKS:
GB Glace (Swedish site)
adland - article in English

posted by niblog at 00:30 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 26 April 2005 21:44 MEST
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Tuesday, 19 April 2005
Indy Magazine - Winter 2005 - Art Spiegelman
Topic: Comics
Indy Magazine closely examines various aspects of Art Spiegelman's oeuvre, from the underground, through Raw, to Maus, and beyond in the Winter 2005 issue. (via SeF)

posted by niblog at 07:15 MEST
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Monday, 18 April 2005
Gold Leaf Information
Topic: Art
Zinnober Gold Leaf Information -- "Zinnober.biz is a sister site to sinopia.com dedicated to making the use of gold easy for anyone to understand. Gold leaf has been used for thousands of years to adorn many different types of surfaces, yet very few people are actually aware of how gold surfaces are created and of the materials involved. Many people believe that a gold paint is used; in fact, thin sheets of gold are adhered to the surface." Find out How Gold Leaf is made (via OP Group)

posted by niblog at 01:35 MEST
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Sunday, 17 April 2005
FeedMap and GeoURL - My Location
Topic: Blogging
FeedMap -- Find out where I blog from or see other bloggers in my area on My Blogmap powered by feedmap.net. Check out the blogs around Niblog.

GeoURL is back. Here is a list of Sites near Niblog.

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posted by niblog at 00:20 MEST
Updated: Thursday, 21 April 2005 07:09 MEST
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Saturday, 16 April 2005
Northern Soul - BBC Radio Player
Topic: Music
Northern Soul -- I found this great radio show at the BBC Radio Homepage. "Northern Soul, Broadcast on Radio Stoke, Mary Fox plays classic Motown and Northern soul tunes from the past thirty years." Click here to listen (you will need RealPlayer)

»Read more at Mary Fox's Northern & Motown Experience
»Check out northernsoul.co.uk the UK's number one Northern Soul web site

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posted by niblog at 15:55 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 16 April 2005 19:02 MEST
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Pogus Caesar - OOM Gallery
Topic: Photography
Pogus Caesar -- OOM Gallery proudly presents a life time's work, showcasing Caesar's photography, photomontage and film collections. (link via Carl Lowell's comment)

"Pogus Caesar is best known for 35mm black and white photography and unique and compelling photo montages, created using traditional methods of cutting, burning and breaking images, using his photographs, resin, sand, dirt, pieces of cloth and other household materials."

"I like simplicity and prefer using fixed focus Nikon or Canon cameras, I just photograph the world around me, things I find interesting".

posted by niblog at 11:03 MEST
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Phoenician Alphabet - Mother of Modern Writing
Topic: Education
Phoenician Alphabet, Mother of Modern Writing -- "Although the Phoenicians used cuneiform (Mesopotamian writing) in what we call Ugaritic, they also produced a script of their own. The Phoenician alphabetic script of 22 letters was used at Byblos as early as the 15th century B.C. This method of writing, later adopted by the Greeks, is the ancestor of the modern Roman alphabet. It was the Phoenicians' most remarkable and distinctive contribution to civilization." All about the Phoenician alphabet and anything Phoenician at phoenicia.org

posted by niblog at 00:06 MEST
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