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Wednesday, 31 August 2005
Jean-Piere Lepine, Cybergraph pens
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Jean-Pierre Lepine, Paris -- "The Cybergraph pen comes in carbon fiber, palladium and briarwood styles (the carbon fiber and briarwood are each $1625, the palladium can be purchased for $900). The pens come with an external ink pump because Jean Pierre Lepine didn't want the user to have to dip the pen in ink." (via luxist.com)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Thursday, 1 September 2005 21:23 MEST
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Monday, 29 August 2005
Einstein's Fountainpen
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Einstein's Pen -- In 1921 Albert Einstein presented his friend, and fellow theoretical physicist, Paul Ehrenfest with the fountain pen that he had used to write down his research on General Relativity. (via his nibs)

>>Here is an old post about Einstein's handwriting

posted by niblog at 06:29 MEST
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Sunday, 28 August 2005
Interesting Signs
Topic: Signs
Interesting signs -- most of them in Swedish. Photos by Anders Hultman

posted by niblog at 09:26 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 28 August 2005 09:31 MEST
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Saturday, 27 August 2005
Raymond Savignac
Topic: Design
A collection of Japanese commercial prints by Raymond Savignac. (via www.coudal.com)

posted by niblog at 18:43 MEST
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Friday, 26 August 2005
Tratex - Swedish roadsign font
Topic: Typography
Tratex -- download Tratex, the font used on Swedish road signs, from Vagverket, The Swedish Road Administration. [direct links: Win.zip, mac.zip]

Make your own Swedish roadsign at: 5ev.com/roadsign

posted by niblog at 00:26 MEST
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Thursday, 25 August 2005
Snapatorium, vintage photographs
Topic: Photography
Snapatorium -- Original vintage snapshots for sale.

posted by niblog at 06:51 MEST
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Wednesday, 24 August 2005
Japanese Pencil Carvings
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Japanese Pencil Carvings, mainly produced by Mizuta Tasogare and Kato Jado.

posted by niblog at 06:53 MEST
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Tuesday, 23 August 2005
Original Einstein Manuscript Discovered
Topic: Education
Einstein's handwriting -- Manuscript in Einstein's handwriting (dated December 1924), with editorial markup. It was evidently used by Einstein to correct the page proofs in early 1925 and then left behind in Leiden. "The original manuscript of a paper Albert Einstein published in 1925 has been found in the archives of Leiden University's Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics. High-resolution photographs of the 16-page, German-language manuscript and an account of its discovery were posted on the institute's Web site." (via His Nibs)

posted by niblog at 07:02 MEST
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Monday, 22 August 2005
Young girl's sticker collection from late '70s
Topic: Design
Swapatorium has scans of a young girl's sticker collection from 25 years ago purchased at a flea market. (via boingboing)

posted by niblog at 00:06 MEST
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Sunday, 21 August 2005
Sculpture created from pencils
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Jennifer Maestre constructed "Spine" in 2000 out of the pointy ends of pencils. "Ordinary materials - from paper cups and pencil stubs to tires, twist ties and playing cards - were transformed into extraordinary art in this exhibition at the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum." (Over + Over: Passion for Process, on view Jan.29 - Apr.3)

posted by niblog at 08:33 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 21 August 2005 10:31 MEST
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Saturday, 20 August 2005
Fastest printer in the world
Topic: Design
The Mitsuibishi Diamondstar 90 is reportedly the fastest offset printer in the world, capable of running 90,000 color newssheets per hour. (via Red Ferret and boingboing.net)

posted by niblog at 18:52 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 20 August 2005 19:02 MEST
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Friday, 19 August 2005
The Exciting Game of Career Girls
Topic: Design
The Exciting Game of Career Girls (via boingboing.net)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 20 August 2005 18:36 MEST
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Thursday, 18 August 2005
ABECEDARIUM, A Guild of Book Workers Exhibit of Alphabet Books
Topic: Design
ABeCeDarium : An Exhibit of Alphabet Books -- The Guild of Book Workers' 1998/99 members' exhibition is an excellent representation of contemporary work in binding, letterpress printing, calligraphy, illustration and artists' books.
contents :: exhibit

posted by niblog at 08:51 MEST
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Wednesday, 17 August 2005
A massive gallery of people giving the finger to Hummers.
Topic: Design
FUH2.com "The H2 is the ultimate poseur vehicle. It has the chassis of a Chevy Tahoe and a body that looks like the original Hummer; i.e. it's a Chevy Tahoe in disguise." FUH2.com is a massive gallery of people giving the finger to Hummers. (via coudal)

[Official site of Hummer]

posted by niblog at 00:37 MEST
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Tuesday, 16 August 2005
Algots ad
Topic: Logos
Algots ad -- Swedish menswear 1973 on my flickr

posted by niblog at 00:36 MEST
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Monday, 15 August 2005
Timberlines - NEW pencil blog
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Timberlines -- Musings from the Forest: Thoughts and discussion on the pencil industry, forest management, California Cedar Products Company and what ever else seems interesting at the moment. (via pencilrevolution)

posted by niblog at 00:03 MEST
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Sunday, 14 August 2005
Scrabble Jewelry
Topic: Design
Scrabble earrings and more scrabble jewelry from ML Studios

posted by niblog at 09:46 MEST
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Saturday, 13 August 2005
El Rocker's
Topic: Music
El Rockers :: A tribute to Augustus Pablo, reggae producer and musician (1954-1999). Listen to the album Original Rockers for example.

posted by niblog at 00:55 MEST
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Friday, 12 August 2005
The Bonefolder 2/2005
Topic: Design
The Bonefolder is a new free e-magazine about book arts, hand bookbinding, teaching, business practice, the history of the book, general tips & tricks, exhibitions, how-to technical articles, and reviews. Download The Bonefolder - Vol.1, No.2, Spring 2005 (pdf 2.3MB) or read more on the Book Arts Web

posted by niblog at 01:55 MEST
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Thursday, 11 August 2005
1984 Big Brother Poster
Topic: Design
Big Brother is Watching You at dallmeierart.com -- Jim and Mark Dallmeier has a new URL for their re-created Big Brother Poster. (old url: fantasticpromotionsinc.com) My 1984 page is updated.

posted by niblog at 07:26 MEST
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