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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
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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
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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 boingboing.net)

posted by niblog at 08:39 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 16 April 2006 08:49 MEST
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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 typographi.com)

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

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

posted by niblog at 00:19 MEST
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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
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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 mikeshea.net (via moleskinerie.com)

posted by niblog at 19:20 MEST
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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 plakaty.ru (via Martin Klasch)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
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Thursday, 30 March 2006
LampiFix
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 tradera.com)

posted by niblog at 18:22 CET
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Monday, 27 March 2006
Alan Freed
Topic: Music
Alan Freed, Live Stage Shows, Download programs in pdf format at alanfreed.com, "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
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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 bacardi.com

Larger image on my flickr

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

posted by niblog at 09:26 CET
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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
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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
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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
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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 stockholmsforsoket.se

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
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