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I’ve seen this bag the last night in a party.

So nice!

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Hello world, again.

it’s a shame to come back with my empty hands, but today i’ve found this two blogs and i was thinking about you. Maybe you want to take  a look, they are related to us!

The new wordpress admin looks nice, i hope i post more markers soon.

PEACE & LOVE TO FIXT THAT S**T

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Just some markers

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Black is beautiful

Tokyu Hands, lost bag.

Hi!

Today a have a massive post. During my last move i have found a Tokyu Hands envelope with a few nice writing tools. Tokyu Hands (東急ハンズ, Tōkyū Hanzu) are a huge department store arround  Japan exclusively dedicated in arts and crafts and home stationery.

And you can find everything, from lasers to handmade paper.

I spend some money in the marker section …

2 Color Palette (like Posca, but chisel tip), 1 “Koala” marker (Valve Paint marker), 1 Sakura solid paint marker, 1 “Magic Ink” jumbo marker and 2 Keychain Sharpie markers.

Uggliest design in the japanesse market.

The nice point of this brand is the color range, like 30 colors.

Big deal.

Shake well!

Yeah!

Here one marker with a Kawaii character. The “Koala” marker.

Sakura solid paint marker.

A few instructions …

I work as packaging designer and i love this small details like the peeling off showed in the next picture. Usefull, cheap and innovative.

In Japan the people hang a lot of things on his cellphone. Keychains, manga figures and sometimes Sharpies.

Highlighter and common.

Don’t remove the cap accidentally when the marker is in your pocket!

Patented treasures.

Hi,

tonight i want to introduce many new and old markers.
Some of them have been on sale but some others no. But they have something in common, are Patented products.

During my school years i hate the Technical drawing, because i’m too dirty to keep the draw well finished. I taste the last days of Rotring, trying my best to don’t mess up the whole drawing in the last line. And i have a total fanatism for the things that i can do. And looking arround on internet i found two of my favourite things, markers and super descriptive drawings.

Here a few examples…

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Fountain Fiber pen from 1937. I like it the wire drawing.

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B.B. Goldsmith, goodfather of mechanical pencils since 1887.

1916

1916 Pump Marker.

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Ball Bingo Dauber.

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More views.

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4 Level Ball Bingo Dauber, but is not from the same manufacturer…

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How to use a Bingo dauber. Lesson 1. I love the fingers…

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We are waiting for the square tip (2 colours?) marker …
Very nice letters. Seems Proto-ASCII.

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An illustration that show where to place the elephant.

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Well, we don’t only love markers, …

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Definitely no.

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We also love old,

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… and modern “Water” Guns.

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Bang!

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Whats this?

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If somebody have any idea please post in the comments… :)

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Correction fluid

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and Shoe Polish.

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Are welcome too!!

All those incredible drawings have been found here: Google Patents.

Everything has invented, you only have the choice of how to use it…

Have a nice MAY 1.

best regards.

ehyou_5

Japanese poetry update

Traducido al Español abajo.

Hi marker addicts,

Today i have few pictures of a glue marker i brought in Japan. I been there last year, i think i write about this travel many times in this blog, but was totally insane and everyday i remember my Tokio days. I spend two weeks with a friend of mine from BCN (Kans), Os Gemeos and Arnaldo from SP and many local friends (Nesm, Masao, Ismo, Makoto, …) i enjoy every minute of the trip.

We spend a lot of time in Tokyu Hands and many art supplies during this days, buying some materials for the show of O.G or just looking arround for weird stuff. Japan is the mecca of marker collectors. I have full bags of markers not oppened yet since i come back. I brought (and steal) hundred of markers and stuff to write. Many, many markers.

In Tokio you are exposed to the consumism the 24 hours of the day. But also you’re surrounded of poetry. And today i wish to show you what i call Marker poetry.

Here a few commented pictures to illustrate that poem.

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The Glue Marker looks like a skyscrapper between the other markers. Because are more heavy and don’t fall like others.

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I brought this marker in an old shop located in a popular neighbourhood. The vendor are very polite and smart.
He have nice gems in his little arts & crafts shop, i buyed also some POP Markers and old papers.

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Here begins the poem. Like a Geisha, the undresing of the “Arabic Yamato” need some time.

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Two caps and one tip later…

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That seems a very dirty marker. But we are not in China. :) This people have a hi level quality control…

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A Blue cap do the dirty job. Maintaining the sticky glue in the transparent body.
I like it very much the choosing of the color. Blue, breaking the armony of colors just to show that is a disposable part.
Maibe i’m ill, i need to go fast to the hospital. But when i see it i feel my eyes wet of emotion.

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The tip.

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So simple, useful and beutiful.

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For us, the non Japanese, his lenguage is a big problem. Because is very hard to undestant.
He have three diferent alphabets with hundreds of Kanjis. But have also the luck of the sintesis.

Look the label above, is really small and have not so much text, but explain a lot of things (if you can read it, of course).
I’m just an ignorant, but also a designer and i know that is impossible with Spanish or other latin lenguages.

We are writing too much to say nothing, but this people are doing just the opposite.
He leave the bootle clear, with the brand engraved, the plastic components (caps and tips) have a very nice finish and the label is …

The epilogue.

Some information about Yamato Co.,Ltd.

1899 Foundation. The Company was named “YAMATO GLUE INDUSTRY”

1960 YAMATO has entered into an alliance with 3M USA and started to sell Scotch tape and other 3M products.

Website of the product HERE.

Have a nice weekend!

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Traducción bajo petición popular de un lector. Eso sí una traducción un poco en formato cortito y de humor :)

” Este es un marker que compré en Japón, donde tuve la suerte de visitar un montón de tiendas de materiales para artes aplicadas. Japón es una especie de Mecca para los freaks de los rotus, ya que hay para dar y tomar. De echo todavia tengo bolsas llenas que no he abierto. Muchor rotus, mucha enfermedad. El consumismo esta a cada esquina las 24 horas del día. Pero no todo es malo, ya que de repente entre todo esto hay un poco de poesia.

y a esto le llamo yo poesia de rotulador, en las fotos se ve que este destaca entre el resto, como un rasca cielos, elegante.

Lo compré en una tienda muy viejecita cuando paseaba con mi amigo Kans de BCN, entramos por curiosidad y entre todo el caos organizado, estavan tres botes de Yamato. Una pa mi. También compré papeles antiguos y libretas de facturas en japonés, ah i unos POP markers que pronto “postearé”.

El rotu en si es como una Gheisa, muchas capas y detalles que admirar.

Luego dice que dos tapones y una punta más tarde… Parece que es un rotu muy sucio, pero atención! todavia hay otro tapon, para evitar el desparrame.
Desde luego esta gente esta en todo eh. Aqui hablo de que al ser un tapon azul, se ve que debe ser retirado y lanzado a la papelera, ya que desentona con la harmonia de color. Quizás yo estoy muy mal, pero me emocionè un poco cuando lo vi… En inglés es más Trash i digo que lloré y todo. Pero es solo para impresionar al personal :)

Y aqui la ultima parte, que es bastante buena. Hablo “por llamar de alguna manera lo que yo hago con el inglés autodidacta” de como para los no japoneses aprender este idioma es tan dificil. Que parece ser tan complicado para simplificar las cosas. Es decir que a su manera tiene mucha síntesis. En la etiqueta seguro que pone un montón de cosas seguro, i queda ordenado, de una forma que seria imposible en un idioma latino. Vamos que tienen todo el estilo i como diseñador pues me parece muy bien realizado. Todo el pack, con la botella trasparente, argonomica, …

En fin que despues del Kores Camaleon, opino que este Yamato tiene puntos a ser un gran clasico de mi humilde colección.

Un saludo a todos y hasta pronto.

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Amics catalans, per falta de temps ultimament estic una mica aturat amb el tema de les traduccions.
Disculpes!

Salut!

ehyou_5

Scrawl Pen

Today is the day of the Paint Sticks, and this post is dedicated to On The Run,
one of the first Graffiti Marker Brands ever.

That Scrawl Marker is pretty the same than Sakura Solid Paint, but bigger.
It’s funny, but i have this purple in my collection, but i have also an used yellow with an strange name on the cap.
RAIDEX that seems a mistake of OTR to not remove the original name of the product.
Sometimes the graffiti products brands are taking ideas from unespectable places.

In this case, The Scrawl Pen is originally a Pig Marking tool. Awsome, true?
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The marker of the farmers.

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Velvet purple.

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It smell soo sweet!!!

Ok, thanks for the atention, see you soon!

firma

Barcelona Old School

I’m glad to introduce a new blog about the roots of Barcelona Graffiti scene.

http://bcnoldschool.blogspot.com/

Now we are living a bad time in BCN, with a lot of police control and buff.
And the scene are moving to the suburbs, leaving BCN because all the hall of fames are gone.

Most of that spots are from the eighties/nineties and with the time they turn part of all of us.

Now this walls are grey like in the old times, but we don’t forgot the day that all this walls becomes colorfull.

Just take a look of some of the picts from the BCN Old Scool Blog.

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1986, Universitat Metro Station (Main meetingpoint of the Hip Hop scene).

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Sutil. (feat. Taran) Riera St. Just d’Esvern

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Telz, one of the most bombers from this era.

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Sendy’s, still active with very nice walls in his neighborhood “El Carmel”.

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Aerosol Art. Barcelona 1994.

This is part of the history of  Barcelona (and worldwide) graffiti.
Aerosol Art. The first exhibition of Graff in the city and the biggest we have yet.

Probably all the graff scene of this time take part of the show.
But is not only that, this day appears for first time Montana Colors.
The first 200 cans to leave his factory goes to the show.Introducing the first spray paint devoloped not for cars or furniture.

For graffiti. Best covering, more colors and cheapest. Maibe is too much but i thing the graffiti changes with this apearance.
In Barcelona for shure.

From here to today, 15 years. Check the blog, if you read spanish have very nice histories…

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Es un plaer de presentar un nou blog sobre les arrels de l’escena de Graffiti a Barcelona.

http://bcnoldschool.blogspot.com/

Ara estem vivint un mal moment a BCN amb molt control policial i neteja de murals.
La gent es va movent cap als suburbis, deixant Barcelona perquè tots els “Hall of fame” han desaparegut.

Molts d’aquests spots eren dels vuitanta/noranta i amb el temps part de tots nosaltres.

Ara aquestes parets estan grisses com en els vells temps, però no oblidem el dia en que aquestes parets es van tornar de colors.

Simplement mira les imatges del blog…

(Crèdits imatges.)

1986, Estació del metro Universitat (Principal punt de trobada de la escena Hip Hop ).

Sutil. (feat. Taran) Riera St. Just d’Esvern

Telz, un dels més bomber durant aquella época.

Sendy’s, continua actiu amb uns murals increïbles al seu barri “El Carmel”.

Aerosol Art. Barcelona 1994

Això es part de la història del Graffiti de Barcelona ( i del món).
Aerosol Art va ser la exhibició més important celebrada a la ciutat fins ara.

Gairebé tota la escena de la ciutat va formar part del esdeveniment.
Però no tants sols això. Aquell dia va apareixer per primer cop Montana Colors.

Les primeres 200 llaunes que fan fabricar van anar directament per el festival.
Presentant la primera pintura en spray que no estava pensada ni per cotxes ni per pintar mobles. Que era per Graffiti.

Millor cubrició, més colors i més barato. Segurament es massa però crec que una mica el Graffiti en general va canviar gràcies a aquesta aparició.
Per lo menys a Barcelona.

I ja han passat quinze anys. Mira’t bé el blog, val la pena! Hi han anecdotes a dojo!

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Es un placer de presentar un nuevo blog sobre las raizes de la escena de Graffiti en Barcelona.

http://bcnoldschool.blogspot.com/

Ahora estamos viviendo un mal momento en BCN con mucho control policial y borrado de murales.

La gente se va movientdo hacia los suburbios, dejando Barcelona porque todos los “Hall of fame” han desaparecido.

Muchos de estos spots eran de los echenta/noventa y con el tiempo parte de todos nosotros.

Ahora estas paredes están grises como en los viejos tiempos, pero no oblidamos el día en que estas paredes se volvcieron de colores.

Simplemente mira las imagenes del blog…

(Créditos imagenes.)

1986, Estación del metro Universitat (Principal punto de encuentro de la escena Hip Hop ).

Sutil. (feat. Taran) Riera St. Just d’Esvern

Telz, uno de los más bombers durante aquella época.

Sendy’s, continua activo con unos murales increibles en su barrio “El Carmel”.

Aerosol Art. Barcelona 1994

Esto es parte de la historia del Graffiti de Barcelona ( y del mundo).
Aerosol Art fué la exhibición más importante celebrada a la ciudad hasta ahora.

Casi toda la escena de la ciudad formó parte del esdevenimiento.
Pero no solo eso. Aquél día apareció por primera vez Montana Colors.

Las primeras 200 latas que fabricaron fueron a parar directamente para el festival.

Presentando la primera pintura en spray que no estaba pensada ni para coches ni para pintar muebles. Que era para Graffiti.

Mejor cubrición, más colores y más barato. Seguramente es demasiado pero creo que un poco el Graffiti en general canvió gracias a esta aparición.
Por lo menos en Barcelona.

Y ya han pasado quinze años. Mirate bién el blog, vale la pena! Hay muchas anecdotas!

firma