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Friday, 28 April 2006
Arabic calligraphy
Topic: Calligraphy
An interesting article on disputes amongst different schools of Arabic calligraphy. (via microsoft typography)

posted by niblog at 07:13 MEST
Thursday, 27 April 2006
MUJI Award
Topic: Design
Muji Award, International Design Competition -- "Muji is launching an international design competition. A project calling for entries from all over the world of designs that shake up and stir people. The results will be announced at the Milan Salone. Our first theme is “SUMI”, We're asking you to focus your design, not on the major pieces that are central to a room, rather to observe the extremes of the space, the unexplored areas of consciousness. We invite anyone in the world to propose a new Muji product!"

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Wednesday, 26 April 2006
ABBA Repro Doll Box
Topic: Music
ABBA -- "This is a reproduction box for the ABBA Dolls that were issued in the 80's. The boxes are the result of a special order for a collector of ABBA memoribilia. This is for the Frida doll." The full set of 4 is available from

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Monday, 24 April 2006
Vinnie Jones
Topic: Advertising
Vinnie Jones -- the Official Vinnie Jones website -- News, Pictures, Film, Football.

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Saturday, 22 April 2006
Read and study seriously...
Topic: Education
Read and study seriously, thoroughly criticize Lin Biao and Confucious. -- "Renzhen kanshu xuexi, shen ru pi Lin pi Kong." -- Chinese propaganda poster from, printed in June 1974.

posted by niblog at 13:19 MEST
Friday, 21 April 2006
Correct posture for reading and writing
Topic: Education
Posture for reading and writing -- "Du shu he xie zi zishi." -- Vintage Chinese propaganda poster from, printed in May 1983.

posted by niblog at 08:26 MEST
Thursday, 20 April 2006
Fountain Pen Cartoons
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Fountain Pen Cartoons in the CartoonStock directory at

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Wednesday, 19 April 2006
No more Rotring?
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Rumours have been circulating recently about the future of popular pen/pencil manufacturer Rotring, and fans of products including the Xonox and the Art Pen are concerned that their favourite products might soon disappear for good. Read more at the drawing club

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Monday, 17 April 2006
Funeral Ribbons - handlettering
Topic: Hand Lettering: signs
Kransband - Xandra dekor & text - ribbons for funeral wreaths. Hand lettering by Alexandra Johansson, Hägersten, Sweden.

posted by niblog at 00:15 MEST
Sunday, 16 April 2006
Kids' versions of great works of art
Topic: Art
Wrong Wrong Wrong! by hcazorp for the Worth1000 photoshopping contest Childhood Renaissance 3. "Recently discovered: an early art project by young MC Escher." (via

posted by niblog at 08:39 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 16 April 2006 08:49 MEST
Wednesday, 12 April 2006
Thank You for Smoking Titles
Topic: Typography
Thank You for Smoking -- "As soon as I saw the stellar titles that opened Thank You for Smoking, I had to fight the font freak in me from attempting to identify each typeface Shadowplay Studio used to emulate the look of cigarette packaging." (via

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Tuesday, 11 April 2006
International contest of logos
Topic: Logos
Identity: Best of the Best 2006 -- The results of the international contest of logos, trademarks and corporate identity. "L3, 2-nd place, Written Word Workshop, Unconventional writing program founded by Southern author and University of Louisiana professor Wiley Cash, The Decoder Ring Design Concern (USA)"

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Monday, 10 April 2006
Bandes dessinées oubliées
Topic: Comics -- le site qui recherche les BD oubliées dans les albums.
(Merci Martin Klasch)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Sunday, 9 April 2006
Dave's Mechanical Pencils
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Dave's Mechanical Pencils -- about his mechanical pencil collection and related things, and some thoughts on these.

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Saturday, 8 April 2006
Coca-Cola Blak
Topic: Advertising
Coca-Cola Blak -- New coffee drink from Coke.

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Friday, 7 April 2006
Buzzcocks Flat-Pack Philosophy
Topic: Music
Buzzcocks Flat-Pack Philosophy -- new album 2006. Listen to the title track at (via the cartoonist)

posted by niblog at 00:19 MEST
Thursday, 6 April 2006
Rewriting handwriting
Topic: Education
Some say italic is the answer to America's illegibility. Read the story in Rocky Mountain News. (via moleskinerie)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Tuesday, 4 April 2006
Pelikan 1000 review
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Pelikan M-1000 Fountain Pen Review -- "Let me get this out of the way quickly. There is no justification for a $300 pen. Even if it's a $500 list pen you got from Malaysia for $300, it's still a $300 pen and $300 for a pen in the days where a Sakura Gelly Roll can be had for a buck is pure madness. Yet knowing this, I risked hard earned cash with a moderately risky purchase on Ebay for a Pelikan M-1000 fountain pen. $300 is a lot of money. You can buy an Xbox 360 for $300 or hire a driver in Thailand for a whole year. What would lead a sane man to spend this much money on a pen?" Read the review by Mike Shea at (via

posted by niblog at 19:20 MEST
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

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