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Saturday, 13 May 2006
Whitelines - a new writing paper
Topic: Design
Whitelines -- "a new writing paper, where the white lines bring out everything you write or draw. The light lines disappear when photocopying." (Whitelines is printed on Amber 90g)

posted by niblog at 08:47 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 13 May 2006 11:51 MEST
Wednesday, 10 May 2006
Pen Nibs Box -- 765 US Dollars
Topic: Nibs
Pen Nib Box -- Plume Presentoir, Baignol et Farjon, salesman sample box sold on eBay. Winning bid was: EUR 601.83 (Approx. $765 USD). Auction ended 8.May.2005. View eBay item #6625362793. (I did not bid on this auction.)

»Search eBay for nibs

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:49 MEST
Monday, 8 May 2006
Giant Nib Heintze & Blanckertz
Topic: Nibs
Plume geante Heintze & Blanckertz - Nibs for sale on eBay. "Plume geante a reservoir amovible realisee par la firme allemande HEINTZE & BLANCKERTZ de BERLIN. Cette plume est presentee en page 109 du livre de Jean-Pierre Lacroux et Lionel Van Cleem 'La Memoire des Sergent-Major'" Auction ends 9.May.2006. View eBay item #6626686420. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for nibs

UPDATE: Winning bid was EUR 206 (Approx. US $263)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Monday, 22 May 2006 09:59 MEST
Sunday, 7 May 2006
The billion-dollar space pen
Topic: Pens, Pencils
The billion-dollar space pen -- The Fisher Space Pen was developed with private money, but soon became part of an urban legend involving an expensive NASA program.
Read more in The Space Review

»Fisher Space Pen Co.
»NASA - spacepen
»Search eBay auctions for space pen

posted by niblog at 18:23 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 7 May 2006 19:01 MEST
Saturday, 6 May 2006
Cantina Sant'Andrea - Azienda Agricola
Topic: Art
I just came home after one week in Italy. Found some nice wine at Cantina Sant' Andrea

posted by niblog at 14:53 MEST
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

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