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Wednesday, 11 May 2005
Disturbing Children's Books
Topic: Design
"After a good meal and a good pipe, George felt very tired."
Image from DeeT's Disturbing Children's Books

"In the 70s, we didn't find it necessary to hide so many things from our children and from each other. Here are some tidbits that should never have acquired any historical significance." Read more at DeeT's 70s page

(More about Curious George)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Wednesday, 11 May 2005 04:26 MEST
Tuesday, 10 May 2005
DC's New Logo
Topic: Logos
As announced in the New York Times, DC Comics will be rolling out a new logo on May 25th. Read more in the beat

"DC's old logo was designed by the legendary Milton Glaser in the '70s, and has been an integral aspect of the company. Yes, we're sorry to see it go..."

Enhanced power for Superman publisher -- article in the International Herald Tribune, by George Gene Gustines, The New York Times.

UPDATE: Read about the new logo, created by Josh Beatman of Brainchild Studios in the official DC Comics Press Release

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 10 May 2005 05:51 MEST
Monday, 9 May 2005
The Fine Press Book Association
Topic: Typography
The Fine Press Book Association (FPBA) is an organization formed by individuals interested in the art of fine printing to promote printing skills and the appreciation of beautiful books. Parenthesis is the Association's journal. It is published twice a year and is free to members.

posted by niblog at 02:13 MEST
Saturday, 7 May 2005
Innovative fountain pen writes on the nanoscale
Topic: Pens, Pencils
The Nanofountain Probe (NFP) -- "Researchers at Northwestern University have demonstrated writing at the sub-100 nanometer molecular scale in fountain-pen fashion. They developed a novel atomic force microscope (AFM) probe chip with an integrated microfluidic system for capillary feeding of molecular ink. Their results are published online by Small, a new journal dedicated to breakthroughs in nanoscience and engineering." Read the news article at EurekAlert! (via Slashdot)

»Image from the Micro and Nanomechanics Lab, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
»Download K.-H. Kim, N. Moldovan, and H.D. Espinosa, "A Nanofountain Probe with Sub-100 nm Molecular Writing Resolution," Small, Vol. 1, No. 6, pp. 632-635, 2005. (PDF, 176kB)

posted by niblog at 15:10 MEST
Friday, 6 May 2005
Topic: Typography
I must test the online font editor BitFontMaker "Create, edit, and save your own truetype pixel font" (via metafilter)

See also: George Williams' free Open Source UNIX-based font editor FontForge and Luc Devroye's links to Font creation programs

posted by niblog at 07:45 MEST
Thursday, 5 May 2005
Adgrunts Webcomic
Topic: Comics hosts a webcomic, by Jack Cheng and Heather Flyte, starring a number 2 pencil and a blue pen who work in advertising. (via adland)

posted by niblog at 19:42 MEST
Wednesday, 4 May 2005
Batman Logos
Topic: Logos
There have been many Batman logos over the years. View some of them at This is Pop. "Your Guide to Pop Culture on the Web" (via linkfilter)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Friday, 6 May 2005 07:48 MEST
Tuesday, 3 May 2005
Pencil Sounds
Topic: Pens, Pencils
iSerenity - ambient sound environments at your desktop for relaxation and solitude. 31 sound and image environments to choose from. Begin with the Pencil Parade.

"This one is another environment that is good for study or work. When was the last time you picked up a yellow #2 pencil. Try it, you might find its like trip down memory lane. Of course, elementary school memories are tough for some to relive. (via journalisimo)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Friday, 6 May 2005 07:51 MEST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Saturday, 23 April 2005
1000 Nibs from flickr
Topic: Nibs
I was searching for public photos containing 'nibs' on 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

posted by niblog at 09:20 MEST
Friday, 22 April 2005
Corporate Identity Documentation (cidoc)
Topic: Design -- "A new magazine and an interesting new content destination for designers interested in branding and corporate identity. 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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