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Sunday, 19 December 2004
William Shakespeare Action Figure with removable Quill Pen!
Topic: Quills
To buy or not to buy the Shakespeare action figure... that is the question!
Today I almost bought the hard plastic William Shakespeare Action Figure as a christmas gift. I really liked the removable book and quill pen! Then I realized my son doesn't play with action figures anymore, and so I didn't buy it (from the Combo Store in Stockholm).

»The Shakespeare toy is produced by Accoutrements. They also makes Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Beethoven, Jesus and many more action figures
»Search eBay auctions for William Shakespeare Action Figures
»Buy the Shakespeare Action Figure from EntertainmentEarth.com

UPDATE: View a larger image on my flickr.com

posted by niblog at 18:29 CET
Updated: Saturday, 4 March 2006 08:07 CET
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The Bonefolder - a journal for the bookbinder and book artist
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.1, Fall 2004 (pdf 1.6MB) or read more on the Book Arts Web

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 20 December 2004 09:27 CET
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Ornamental Penmanship on eBay auctions
Topic: Calligraphy
Fancy signature cards and other great samples of original pen and ink ornamental penmanship from the Zanerian College of Penmanship are sold on eBay by Del Tysdal in Glyndon, Minnesota. Search eBay for Ornamental Penmanship (Auctions ends 20.Dec.2004)

»More about Ornamental Penmanship on my E.A. Lupfer page

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 19 December 2004 21:43 CET
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Saturday, 18 December 2004
Thomas Ingmire's Calligraphy
Topic: Calligraphy
Calligraphy & Fine Art by San Francisco calligrapher Thomas Ingmire.

posted by niblog at 13:40 CET
Updated: Monday, 20 December 2004 09:34 CET
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Breast Implants ...cheaper than a car and better than a fountain pen
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Breast Implants are becoming quite the graduation gift. "It's cheaper than a car and better than a fountain pen." says Miami doctor Lenny Roudner, who is so popular among women seeking implants that his nickname is "Dr. Boobner". Read more in the article 'More teens see implants as a right' by Jodi Mailander Farrell on azcentral.com (Image text: 'Pamela Anderson is just one of the celebrities famous for her implants.')

>For a more appropriate gift, check out my favorite Calligraphy Fountain Pens

posted by niblog at 12:53 CET
Updated: Saturday, 25 December 2004 14:36 CET
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AIGA - Symbol Signs
Topic: Signs
The complete set of 50 passenger/pedestrian symbols developed by AIGA is now available, free of charge. Signs are available in EPS and GIF formats from AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts

posted by niblog at 00:57 CET
Updated: Thursday, 24 March 2005 01:52 CET
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Friday, 17 December 2004
Blog Directory and Resources
Topic: Blogging
I have listed the Niblog in:

Globe of Blogs
"An index of weblogs as submitted by their authors."

Blogwise
"...a site bringing you a collection of blogs by keyword, country and more."

Blogdex
"...a research project of the MIT Media Laboratory tracking the diffusion of information through the weblog community."

Blogarama
"Blog Directory - Blogs and Blog Resources!"

posted by niblog at 10:45 CET
Updated: Monday, 20 December 2004 09:40 CET
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The Original 50 Dilbert Strips
Topic: Comics
The Dawn of Dilbert Scott Adams mailed fifty Dilbert strips to the major cartoon syndicates in 1988. Reactions were mixed. Read the first 50 strips and the rejection letters on the official Dilbert website Dilbert.com

"The first Dilbert strip was published in April of 1989. Now it runs in over 2000 papers."

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Friday, 17 December 2004 00:44 CET
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Thursday, 16 December 2004
I have been blogged
Topic: Blogging
Blogging is fun.
The NIBLOG has been blogged in these fine weblogs:

>The Cartoonist
>Paperholic
>Filmtagebuch
>Marchdesign

Thanks!

posted by niblog at 18:46 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 21 December 2004 13:34 CET
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Aridi Computer Graphics
Topic: Typography
Calligraphic Ornaments, Crests, Ribbons and Frames. Swirls, Scrollwork and Flourishes. Type and Printer's Ornaments... Vector format images on CD-roms from aridi.com

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Thursday, 16 December 2004 07:26 CET
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Wednesday, 15 December 2004
Herge - Tintin - Le Temple du soleil
Topic: Comics
SOLENS TEMPEL - Tintin Book Number 14 - the new Swedish translation by Bjorn Wahlberg is available in the stores now. More about Tintin on my TINTIN PAGE

>Kop Solens Tempel fr?n Bokus Bokhandel (Swedish Bookstore)

posted by niblog at 19:34 CET
Updated: Friday, 21 January 2005 14:09 CET
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Gangsta Rap Coloring Book
Mood:  cool
Topic: Design

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Wednesday, 15 December 2004 22:11 CET
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Tuesday, 14 December 2004
Speedball Workshop Video
Topic: Nibs
A short movie of a Speedball lettering workshop by John Downer at TypeMedia. View the video on LettError (Requires QuickTime)

posted by niblog at 04:39 CET
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Mulhouse 1784 Kalligraphie, orig. Stiche Schreib Kunst
Topic: Calligraphy
Andy in Basel, Switzerland ("federfuxer" on eBay) sold this beautiful 24 page French/German calligraphy book from 1784 on German eBay. Auction ended 14. December 2004. Winning bid was EUR 311 (Approx. US $415)
ebay.de item #2292392167

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 14 December 2004 01:21 CET
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Monday, 13 December 2004
Type of the Times : Veer's Top 5 Fonts
Topic: Typography
I read in Typographica that Veer's Top 5 sellers are all script fonts! Read more...

"Typographica is a journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design."

»Veer, Type of The Times 9 Nov. 2004
»Typographica 24 Nov. 2004
»Script logos gallery
»My favorite copperplate script fonts

posted by niblog at 22:12 CET
Updated: Saturday, 26 March 2005 19:47 CET
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Sunday, 12 December 2004
No More Kodak!
Mood:  irritated
Topic: Photography
Last week I received a letter from Kodak Nordic AB. Kodak has decided to close down their last color labs in Sweden and Norway. From now on I am going to switch to Fuji Film. (Read the news in Swedish newspaper DN.se)

»Fujifilm, Sweden
»Fujifilm, USA

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 12 December 2004 21:14 CET
Saturday, 11 December 2004
2005 Graceful Envelope Contest
Topic: Calligraphy
2005 Call For Entries Calligraphers and artists from around the world are invited to participate in the 11th annual Graceful Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild under the sponsorship of the National Association of Letter Carriers. Deadline for entries is Monday, April 18, 2005.
All details at calligraphersguild.org

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 13 December 2004 00:57 CET
Friday, 10 December 2004
Nobel Prize 2004
Topic: Calligraphy
The diplomas for 2004 are up on the Nobel Foundation website. Check out the Diploma of Elfriede Jelinek, winner of the 2004 literature prize, artist Karin Mamma Andersson, calligrapher Annika Rücker.

Here is Richard Axel's Medicine Diploma Calligrapher Susan Duvnäs

"The Nobel Prize is an international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and for peace. The prizes, which include an amount (SEK 10 million, around euro 1.1 million or US$1.3 million per prize category), a gold medal and a diploma, are presented on 10. December, the anniversary of Nobel's death in 1896."

Read an article about the Nobel Diplomas

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 12 December 2004 13:03 CET
Thursday, 9 December 2004
ACU-ARC Adjustable Ruler
Topic: Drawing instruments
I thought this was an old 1970:s ruler when I saw it on the Swedish auction site tradera.com but they are still being manufactured by Hoyle Products Inc. in Southern California; "The ACU-ARC Adjustable Ruler takes over where the ordinary compass leaves off, eliminating the need for numerous beam compasses, and assorted railroad and highway curves. It is made of a rugged new plastic material that will not break with normal use."
Read more on hoylegrips.com

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 11 December 2004 14:13 CET
Wednesday, 8 December 2004
DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics
Topic: Comics
Today I ordered this book by Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein.
"America's leading comic book publisher brings its superstar creators and classic characters to the fourth in an authoritative series of books on how to create comics. Acclaimed comic book illustrator Mark Chiarello and award-winning letterer Todd Klein demonstrate dozens of surefire strategies, practical techniques, and professional secrets for dynamic comic book coloring and lettering. They use DC's world-famous characters to demonstrate an array of techniques, covering such topics as the pros and cons of lettering by hand or by computer, creating balloons and fonts, logo designs, working with color, and creating special effects. The animated step-by-step instructions are informative, stimulating, and clear enough for even beginners to follow. In addition, every technique shown in this guide conforms to up-to-date industry standards. The perfect how-to on everything coloring and lettering, this one-stop sourcebook is packed with a wealth of tested techniques, practical advice, and professional secrets for the aspiring comic artist." (tags: : )

posted by niblog at 08:08 CET
Updated: Monday, 7 March 2005 00:34 CET

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