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Krink Tips

I have been noticed of the latest novelties in KRINK.
Replacement tips for the mop and the squeezers.

I really like it the design of the packaging as usual in Krink products.

Get in touch marker lovers!


Jesulin de Ubrique send me this pic, i have not words…


Collector: Joedigger

Today i’m glad to post a new collector review, Joedigger, who have a very nice Mop collection. Here a few pics and questions, i hope you like it.


Hi, first at all thanks to send these terrific pics, please let us know when you beggin to collect markers? and why?

I began to collect markers as far as i have been writing graffiti! I have always collected everything, from basket-ball cards to Mickey Magazine, and the biggest of them all, my spray paint cans collection, but that’s another story!

Where you come from? It’s hard to found new additions in your town?

I come from Lille, in the North of France, near Belgium, one of the greatest country to dig in.

I’m collecting spray paint cans, and in the places i dig you always find old paint, old mops, old markers, old things, so i take them all. I clean the place.


Where you found Spotty? is nice to see this paint dabber refilled with ink, it works? what about the foam tip? Is solvent resistant?

You can find the Spotties almost everywhere, it’s a child, water-based type of squeezer, the original color and texture of the ink is really cool, and smells good! In fact i’ve known them before the actual, graffiti-specialized squeezers. They’re a little bit too dull but they resist solvents, and they don’t leak.

You have a very nice mop collection, do you have any suggestion about the best brand or tip shape?

The best Mops i have ever found were the Sipratic Mops, which were very used by parisian writers during the 80’s and 90’s. They were so ergonomic, with their two sides mold to place your fingers. It was the first mops i used, i hadn’t had the idea to keep them. I gave the other one to a friend. And like 5 years ago, a stock had been put in place in the shop i used to steal them in, despite the brand had been dead for like 5 years ago! But i don’t know i didn’t stole one…

The regular brands have a great shape, i only use round tips, they make such beautiful tags…Props to Azyle in Paris for his career by the way. He’s the greatest ambassador of french mops!


I like it very much the Baranne and IdeCuir boxes, what they content?

The Baranne only contents a shoe cream, Idecuir contains a little cleaning bottle, and a great mop, with what looks like a home-made tip, with a piece of tissu.


What call your atention of a mop? the label design, the bottle shape, the tip?

The capacity of the mop is primordial, cause mops tags need a lot of ink. After i look closely at the hermiticity of the cap, cause i’ve been fucking up so many jeans..!

In other words, what need a mop to increase your collection?

A mop need to have a little design from back in the days, or a picture of a 70’s lady, with blond hair and bright smile, Farah Fawcett Style!!! RIP!


In your email yoy say that you love Home-made inks, that’s great!
Please do you have any recipe to share with all the readers of this blog?

I keep my mixtures secret like any good chief! But i have simple tactics, and basic ingredients. You only have to know which ink to mix with which pigment. My favorite ingredient is the french fuschia Corio. Corio was, like Flo-master, a so-deep colored ink, when i see tags from back in the days…It’s incredible. Nowadays it’s watered shit. But the fuschia is still good. I have found one day like 10 Waterman’s 1 litre bottles, and i’ve launched the ink directly from the bottle to the wall, well after like 15 layers of spray paint you still saw the green Waterman ink getting over them. My favorite inks are Jet, so black but not hard to buff, Fuschia Corio and some burgundies of my own. You have made the best ink when it makes littles holes, as if she was breathing. Azyle had crazy home-made inks, with those holes in it.

Do you have any anecdote about amateur chemistry?

Yeah, trying to fill a Spotty with spray paint Silver, spraying in the bottle. I don’t know why but silver and gold paint are so cold!!! Try the experience, they are cold when get out of the can, it’s mysterious…Plus i hadn’t think that spray paint will keep some gas in the bottle, and when i opened the fresh silver-filled spotty it pops out like a devil from his box, and, man, it was silver time everywhere in my room! I have fucked up so many clothes, so many tables, so many sneakers trying to make the best ink. I am able to tell every ink and every paint i have on my jeans!


I like it in the last picture, the bottle with the red label seems a liquor, Where you found it? seems very old!

Hum…i have a doubt, i’ve been in so many places…Ithink i found it in a little shop near Lille, a very old shop, opened since like 1946. I went there a lot of times, always finding new stuff, or just listening to the old man second war story.

In onlyMarkers we love markers, but also other objects that could be used to write (for exemple Waterguns, cleaning brushes, …) Do you have any strange tool in your collection? Whats the weird stuff you used to write?

I used to write with blood, urine, food…At a time i was stealing so much ink that i wrote directly with the bottles, which had a very thin way out, so i made tags so drippy you was unable to read my name, it looks like a dog piss! You could just guess it from the shape of the top of my letters, if you know my tag!

The first interview in onlyMarkers are about KR and his brand KRINK.
What do you think about his products and from all the other “Graffiti art brands”?

It’s hard to find it in Lille, we only have one graffiti shop, i’ve been able to put a hand on some diagonal shaped tip silver marker, it’s cool but the cap is weird and close bad.



Thanks Joedigger for this great answers, i really enjoyed this interview and i hope all our readers too!

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Johnson’s Shoe Polish

Hi everybody,

today i gonna talk about one of my favourite markers. I found it on eBay, a long time ago for less than you can pay for this kind of jewel. I did’nt remember exacly but i think i pay more for the shipping than for the marker itself like is usual.


Western Kawaii.


Johnson’s Wax left the shoe polish market but still selling cleaning products worldwide.


This is the trend of the last 4 years in the graffiti writing. Squeezable round tip markers.



I don’t know, i have been posted many different markers since i open this blog. But only a few was buyed in a graffiti shop. I get updated of all the new arrivals from “graffiti brands” and sometimes i have some dejavu. Not everything it’s invented, but almost yes and i prefer the original. I love markers, but with all this time in this blog i realise what i really love; antiques.

I’m a graphic designer and i’m shure i did’nt have the capacity to turn a very hard label shape in a pierrot head. Instead is a product for kids. I simply can’t and it hurts.

Because looks amazing. Thanks old times! Thanks for all the graphic designers with this skills, our life is better and more funny! And of course thanks for you to visit onlyMarkers!


Hola a tothom!

Avui vull parlar sobre un dels meus rotuladors preferits. El vaig trobar a eBay ja fa temps per menys del que pagaries per una joia com aquesta. De fet crec que vaig pagar més per el enviament per el producte en si, cosa habitual per altre banda.

No sé, he escrit sobre molts tipus de rotuladors desde que he obert aquest blog. Però tant sols uns cuants els he comprat a botigues de graffiti. Estic al dia de les novetats de les marques de productes per el graffiti i algunes vegades tinc “dejavu”. No es que tot estigui inventat, pero gairebè i jo prefereixo els originals. Adoro els rotuladors, pero crec que amb el temps em començo a adonar que el que realment m’agraden son les antiguitats.

Jo sóc dissenyador gráfic i estic segur que no tinc la capacitat de transformar una etiqueta de forma complicada en el cap de un pallasso. Encara que sigui per un producte per nens. Simplement no puc i fa mal.

Perquè queda perfecte. Moltes gracies als temps passats! Gràcies a tots els dissenyadors que tenen aquesta habilitat, la nostra vida es mes divertida! I gràcies a tu per visitar onlyMarkers!


Hola a todos!

Hoy quiero hablar sobre uno de mis rotuladores preferidos. Lo encontré en eBay ya hace tiempo por menos de lo que pagarias por una joya como esta. De hecho creo que  pagué más por el envío que por el producto en si, cosa habitual por altro lado.

No sé, he escrito sobre muchos tipos de rotuladores desde que abrí este blog. Pero tan solo unos cuantos los he comprado en tiendas de graffiti. Estoy al día de las novedades de las marcas de productos para el graffiti y algunas veces tengo “dejavu”. No es que todo esté inventado, pero casi y yo prefiero los originales. Adoro los rotuladores, pero creo que con el tiempo empiezo a darme cuenta que lo que realmente me gustan son las antiguedades.

Yo soy diseñador grafico y estoy seguro que no tengo la capacidad de transformar una etiqueta de forma complicada en la cabeza de un pallaso. Aunque sea un producto para niños, no puedo y duele.

Porque queda perfecto. Muchas gracias a los tiempos pasados! Gracias a todos los diseñadores que si tenian esta habilidad, nuestra vida es mucho más divertida! Y gracias a ti por visitar onlyMarkers!


Sunsational Bingo Daubers

Some months ago I was looking to this blog and I saw the unfamous bingo daubers… and i decided to buy some in ebay. I searched for them and I found this fantastic pack of 6 daubers made by the U.S. brand Sunsational.



I’m not really fan of bingo games, so I decided to try the blue one in the street… The ink inside is a kind of gouache paint and brillant, as the packaging says, but when you squeeze it’s really dripy! But it hasn’t sun light resistance. It’s easy to open to remove the ink by a better dark or colored and dripy ink.



The design of the wrapping is just amazing… And eyed and happy bingo cardboard says hello and is sorrounded by a dancing typo and a shinny background full of bubbles. Each ink color is intitled with the color of the packaging. And of course, the 6 daubers are presented inside a faboulous plastic case.



Hace algunos meses estaba visitando este blog y me encontré con los infames “bingo daubbers“… así que decidí comprar alguno por ebay. Los busqué y encontré este fantástico pack de 6 daubers hechos por la marca norteamericana Sunsational.

Yo no soy muy fan del bingo, así que decidí probarlo en la calle… La tinta de dentro es una especie de tempera y brillante, como dice el envase, pero cuando lo aprietas es muy chorreante! Pero aún así, no tiene resistencia a la luz del sol. Es fácil de abrir para cambiar la tinta por una buena y chorreante tinta oscura o de color.

El diseño del envoltorio es simplemente impresionante… Un cartón de bingo con ojos y feliz dice hola y está rodeado por una tipografia bailarina y un fondo brillante lleno de burbujas. Cada color de tinta corresponde al color del envase. Y por supuesto, los 6 daubers están presentados en una fabulosa maleta de plástico.


Fa alguns mesos estava visitant aquest blog i em vaig trobar amb els infames “bingo daubers“, així que vaig decidir comprar-ne algún per ebay. Els vaig buscar i vaig trobar aquest fantàstic pack de 6 daubers fets per la marca nordamericana Sunsational.

Jo no sóc massa fan del bingo, així que vaig decidir probarlos al carrer. La tinta de dins és una mena de tempera i brillant, com diu l’envàs, però quan l’apretes és molt xorrejant! Tot i això, no té resistència a la llum. És fàcil d’obrir per canviar la tinta per una bona i xorrejant tinta fosca o de color.

El disseny de l’envoltori és simplement impresionant… Un cartró de bingo amb ulls i feliç diu hola i està envoltat per una tipografia ballarina i un fons brillant ple de bombolles. Cada color de tinta correspon a un color de l’envàs. I evidentment, els 6 daubers estàn presentats en una fabulosa maleta de plàstic.

Text & Pictures: Albert.

Halbstark squeezer Tutorial


i have been received in my email some very nice images from Halbstark about
how to turn a Shoe Polish aplicator in a bloody squeezer.

It’s very easy and the results are gorgeous.

Here the whole process.











Click at the image above to see the Tutorial in the original format.

Thanks Halbstark to share that interesting stuff!

I only can add an small variation.

I usually don’t remove the sponge i cover it also with a sox but i wrap them
with a plastic bridle like this.


I save the sponge to have more resistance, but i’m shure the Halbstark option is more drippy!!

Post your hacks in the comments!

See you soon!



he rebut a meu email algunes imatges molt guapes desde Halbstark sobre com
convertir un aplicador de betum per les sabates en un “squeezer”.

Es molt fácil i el resultat es magnífic.

Moltes gràcies Halbstark per compartir aquest material tant interessant!

Jo tant sols puc afegir una variació.
Normalment no li trec mai la esponja, el cobreixo també amb un troç de mitjò
pero després ho envolico tot amb una brida de plàstic (imatge a dalt).

Guardo la esponja perquè sigui més resistent, però estic segur que la opciò de Halbstark es més “xorrejosa”!!

Comparteix els teus tutorials als comentaris!

Fins a la pròxima!



he recibido en mi email algunas imágenes muy guapas desde Halbstark sobre como
convertir un aplicador de betún para los zapatos en un “squeezer”.

Es muy fácil y el resultado és magnífico.

Muchas gracias Halbstark por compartir este material tan interesante!

Yo tan solo puedo añadir una variación.
Normalmente no le quito nunca la esponja, lo cubro también con un trozo de calcetín
pero después lo envuelvo todo con una brida de plástico (imagen arriba).

Guardo la esponja porqué sea más resistente, pero estoy seguro que la opción de Halbstark es más “chorreosa”!!

Comparte tus tutoriales en los comentarios!

Hasta la próxima!


Patented treasures.


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…


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


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


1916 Pump Marker.


Ball Bingo Dauber.


More views.


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


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


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


An illustration that show where to place the elephant.


Well, we don’t only love markers, …


Definitely no.


We also love old,


… and modern “Water” Guns.




Whats this?


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


Correction fluid


and Shoe Polish.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


Two caps and one tip later…


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


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.


The tip.


So simple, useful and beutiful.


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!


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.

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