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Friday, 31 March 2006
All the USSR writes with the furthers
Topic: Nibs
Russian Nib Poster "All the USSR writes with the furthers", Unknown artist, 1929, from (via Martin Klasch)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Thursday, 30 March 2006
Topic: Design
LampiFix is a flashlight accessory that can be used to fasten a flashlight in many ways when you want free hands. (found at

posted by niblog at 18:22 CET
Monday, 27 March 2006
Alan Freed
Topic: Music
Alan Freed, Live Stage Shows, Download programs in pdf format at, "the definitive online resource covering the life and work of the man who coined the phrase 'Rock n Roll' and helped shape the future of popular music..."

posted by niblog at 00:00 CET
Sunday, 26 March 2006
Original Daiquiri Recipe
Topic: Advertising
Daiquiri for 6 persons -- Original Daiquiri recipe by Jennings S. Cox. "After the Spanish-American War, an American mining engineer was inspired to new heights of refreshment due to the hot Caribbean sun. Jennings S. Cox led a team of American engineers in a mining operation near the little town of Daiquir¿ (pronounced dye-kee-ree). Workdays under the blazing Caribbean sun were hot and sweaty. Comforts were few. To keep the men motivated in this trying environment, management gave them high salaries, free housing, free cigars, and perhaps the best reward of all, a monthly gallon of Cuba's finest rum, BACARDI..." Read the history at

Larger image on my flickr

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 26 March 2006 07:37 CET
Saturday, 25 March 2006
Christopher Haanes
Topic: Calligraphy
Christopher Haanes -- Norwegian calligrapher. New site and blog.

posted by niblog at 09:26 CET
Thursday, 23 March 2006
Billboardom - a gallery of creative outdoors
Topic: Advertising
Billboardom, a gallery of billboards, signage and other outdoor advertising.

posted by niblog at 18:50 CET
Wednesday, 22 March 2006
Pelikan bottles (old-new)
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Pelikan bottles from Starfield's photoset Bungu-bako :: Pens, Stationeries on flickr.

posted by niblog at 20:00 CET
Monday, 20 March 2006
OtterBox Cigar Caddy
Topic: Design
The Cigar Caddy and Cigar Humidor by OtterBox is a waterproof and crushproof cigar travel humidor that can float.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Sunday, 19 March 2006
Stockholm Road Tax
Topic: Signs
Stockholm Road Tax -- new traffic sign, larger image on my flickr

"Congestion charge trials in Stockholm 3 January - 31 July 2006 -- All owners of Swedish registered vehicles are required to pay a congestion charge if their vehicle passes one of the 18 control points on weekdays 06.30 – 18.29, on the way into or out of the inner city of Stockholm." Read more at

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Saturday, 18 March 2006
Drawing Manga
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Teckna Manga -- Manga supplies, books, pens... from Matton, Norrlandsgatan 18, Stockholm, Sweden.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Friday, 17 March 2006 18:35 CET
Friday, 17 March 2006
Planters Mr. Peanut Pencil Offer, 1965
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Mr. Peanut Pencil -- found in Roadsidepictures' photostream on flickr

posted by niblog at 07:22 CET
Thursday, 16 March 2006
Pencil Spinning by David Weis
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Pencil Spinning by is a 'how-to' page for pencil spinning. (via

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Wednesday, 15 March 2006
Barnangen - Swedish Ink Factory
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Packing Ink (bläck packas) -- nice vintage postcard from Swedish ink factory 'Barnängens', sold on Swedish auction site tradera

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 14 March 2006 19:26 CET
Tuesday, 14 March 2006
Ads with Cartoon Elements
Topic: Advertising
Listo Pencil Ad found in leifpeng's photoset on flickr Ads w/ Cartoon Elements (via PCL)

posted by niblog at 06:58 CET
Monday, 13 March 2006
Pentrix - Pen Spinning Revolution
Topic: Pens, Pencils is the new and improved version of Pentix -- The Art of Pen Spinning web site. Pentix has been around since January, 2000 and has grown in popularity among pen spinners ever since. The mission of Pentix (and Pentrix as well) is to teach people how to spin their pens. (via pencilrevolution)

posted by niblog at 18:31 CET
Updated: Monday, 13 March 2006 18:37 CET
Sunday, 12 March 2006
Photolettering Inc. Alphabet Thesaurus, 1971
Topic: Typography
Photolettering Inc. Alphabet Thesaurus, 1971, found in ultrasparky's flickr.

posted by niblog at 09:34 CET
Saturday, 11 March 2006
25 Best License-Free Quality Fonts
Topic: Typography
Vitaly Friedman browsing through the net searching for the best license-free fonts which would fit as a serious heading for a serious online-presentation.

posted by niblog at 08:24 CET
Friday, 10 March 2006
Showcard Rolling Typesetting Cabinet Vintage Circa 1965
Topic: Typography
Showcard Machine Company typesetting rolling work cabinet for sale on eBay. "This item was manufactured circa 1965 for use for major department stores sign printing. J.C. Penney, Sears etc. It has 4 drawers that hold the typesetting fonts. The item is in like new condition. Showcard Machine Inc. is no longer in business..." View eBay item #7584763593. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for typesetting

posted by niblog at 00:10 CET
Thursday, 9 March 2006
Retractable Sharpies
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Retractable Sharpie Marker Pen with No Cap "When I saw these in a commercial during the Super Bowl I thought finally, an ad that actually influenced me to buy something." Read more in Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools

posted by niblog at 08:42 CET
Wednesday, 8 March 2006
Correction Fluid ads that never were, never seen again
Topic: Advertising
adland -- "We've obliged the ad agency involved and removed the spec ads for a brand of correction fluid which initially were sent in and posted as live work. Despite clearly marking the ads as spec and pixelllating away the trademark and removing the correction fluids brand name everywhere, the client and ad agency felt that the whole thing needed to be removed, the whole post and all the comments." Read the story in adland. (via

[View removed images in Google's cache]

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET

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