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Friday, 7 October 2005
Uncommon Goods
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Uncommon Goods -- cool pens and pencils.

posted by niblog at 07:15 MEST
Thursday, 6 October 2005
Is Octopus Ink Similar to Fountain Pen Ink?
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Is Octopus Ink Similar to Fountain Pen Ink? -- "The ink of the octopus, or any cephalopod, is composed of highly concentrated melanin. This is the same dark pigment that we humans have, and which is responsible for skin color and the color of dark hair. It is a natural dye that cephalopods manufacture in an ink sac. Most, but not all octopuses have an ink sac and produce ink, but a few, such as the deep-sea octopuses, have lost this ability." Read more at His Nibs (Image from Cephalopods - a World Guide)

posted by niblog at 06:36 MEST
Wednesday, 5 October 2005
Coop Stuff
Topic: Design
Underground art master COOP. (via boing boing)

posted by niblog at 00:57 MEST
Tuesday, 4 October 2005
Topic: Advertising
Ad*Access presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. (via

posted by niblog at 07:38 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 4 October 2005 07:53 MEST
Monday, 3 October 2005
The PocketMod
Topic: Design
PocketMod is a free disposable personal organizer. (via the cartoonist)

posted by niblog at 00:17 MEST
Sunday, 2 October 2005
Grid-it! Notepads
Topic: Design
Grid It Notepads -- "Grids form as essential part of our lives. We may not always notice them, but their influence on what we see, hear and do is everywhere. Grid-it! notepads and shelves are a selection of grids that played a historic role in the development of design systems." (via groupies)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Saturday, 1 October 2005
Cool Coke Bottles
Topic: Design
Funky new bottles for Coca Cola will appear at the trendiest lounges and night clubs. (via

posted by niblog at 00:24 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 1 October 2005 00:28 MEST
Friday, 30 September 2005
How did you get your f***ing awesome job? - Daniel Clowes
Topic: Comics
ReadyMade interviews Dan Clowes -- Nice interview in ReadyMade with cartoonist (Eightball) and screenwriter (Ghostworld, and Art School Confidential, which will be in theaters this month) Daniel Clowes. (via Boing Boing)

posted by niblog at 07:25 MEST
Thursday, 29 September 2005
1970:s Greatest Album Covers
Topic: Music
Seventies' Greatest Album Covers on the Super Seventies RockSite!

posted by niblog at 07:18 MEST
Wednesday, 28 September 2005
Noodler's Fountain Pen Ink
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Noodler's Ink is now available in the UK. (Noodler's ink in Stockholm, Sweden - read this post)

posted by niblog at 07:16 MEST
Tuesday, 27 September 2005
Blatz Beer - Vintage ad
Topic: Logos
Blatz Beer -- Hank Marino, champion bowler, Blatz Beer advertisement and many more old magazine scans from [c21de] RetroGrafix's photostream on flickr.

Valentine Blatz opened his brewery in 1851. By 1900, Blatz was Milwaukee's third-largest brewery.The Blatz Brewery was forced to close in 1959, and the Blatz label was sold to Pabst Brewing Company. Heileman purchased the Blatz label in 1969 after Pabst's anti-trust problems. In 1996, Stroh's bought Heileman, continuing most of their production. Read more at

posted by niblog at 07:01 MEST
Monday, 26 September 2005
Pimp my Lawnmower - Pimp My Gr?sklippare
Topic: Design
Pimp my Lawnmower -- cool T-shirt from [Pimp My Gräsklippare]. (Read in NME about George Jones' lawnmower)

posted by niblog at 03:23 MEST
Updated: Thursday, 6 July 2006 19:14 MEST
Sunday, 25 September 2005
Webzine 2005
Topic: Blogging
Webzine 2005 is a real world, face-to-face celebration of independent publishing on the Internet.

posted by niblog at 00:55 MEST
Saturday, 24 September 2005
Rock 100 Moments
Topic: Music
NME.COM Rock 100 Moments -- The New Musical Express 100 rock moments, from the death of Kurt Cobain to George Jones lawnmower. (via

posted by niblog at 08:40 MEST
Friday, 23 September 2005
Topic: Design
Indonesian packaging art -- a gallery of Indonesian labels, logomarks and packaging. (via

posted by niblog at 10:00 MEST
Thursday, 22 September 2005
And Now For Something Completely Violent
Topic: Design
Matchbox packaging art -- a photoset on flickr. These are scans of 1/76 scale Matchbox plastic model kits. A good portion of the painted artworks on the front of the boxes are signed by a Mr. Roy Huxley. (by aperturequiet, via

posted by niblog at 06:27 MEST
Wednesday, 21 September 2005
Bad Design Kills
Topic: Design
Bad Design Kills -- Persuading the masses to the value of Good Design.

posted by niblog at 07:01 MEST
Tuesday, 20 September 2005
ATypI Helsinki 2005
Topic: Typography
Flickr: The ATypI Helsinki 2005 Pool (This image is from trickypup's photos)

ATypI, Association Typographique Internationale, is the global forum and focal point for the type community and business.

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posted by niblog at 01:07 MEST
Monday, 19 September 2005
Pen production halts by May 2006
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Pen production halts by May "FORT MADISON -- After pausing to honor the grandson of the historic pen factory's founder, workers at the Sheaffer plant here were told to expect a complete plant closure by May. Linda Kwong of Bic Corp., Sheaffer's Paris-based parent company, said production at the plant will be transferred to third-party manufacturing plants in Europe and Asia, a transition that will begin in the fourth quarter." Read the article in The Hawk Eye Newspaper (via His Nibs)

Sheaffer building officially for sale -- "You can own a big piece of Fort Madison history. The Bic Corporation announced Wednesday that they have entered into an exclusive contract with local realtor Dan Fraise to sell the W.A. Sheaffer building." Read more in Fort Madison Daily Democrat Online

Walter A. Sheaffer II, 83 years, of Fort Madison died Monday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2005 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison, Iowa. He was the grandson of Walter A. Sheaffer, founder of the W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company. Read more in Fort Madison Daily Democrat: Obituaries

posted by niblog at 07:04 MEST
Sunday, 18 September 2005
Stolen Rembrandt work recovered
Topic: Art
A self-portrait by Rembrandt has been recovered by Danish police, nearly five years after it was stolen in a daring raid on Sweden's National Museum. The self-portrait shows the artist aged 26 in 1632. (BBC News)

posted by niblog at 00:03 MEST

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