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Pentel in 4XL

A quick follow-up to the blog post from two days ago.

Today the postman brought a parcel.

Uniqlo 2018 t-shirt

Nice stamps, again

It’s one of the new Uniqlo t-shirts!

As reported previously the Japanese Uniqlo t-shirt sizes seem to be a size smaller than the European ones, i.e. a Japanese XL is more like a European L. Funnily enough, this is not consistent across Asia. Chinese sizes seem to be like the European ones, not like the Japanese ones.

Uniqlo 2018 t-shirt

Uniqlo 2018 t-shirt

Yumiko sent me the Pentel Sign Pen shirt in 4XL. Thank you!

Uniqlo 2018 t-shirt

Uniqlo 2018 t-shirt

I assume it’s going to be like a European 2XL or 3XL. It’s certainly more than big enough.


The New T-Shirt Season Has Begun 2

You might remember my previous Uniqlo blog posts.

My Tombow t-shirts from 2016.

If not: here’s a quick recap. Uniqlo has a series of t-shirts called “The Brands”. As part of this series, Uniqlo cooperates with international brands. Last time this included Pelikan and Tombow.

Well, the new Uniqlo t-shirt season has begun – and there are, again, stationery related t-shirts.

Bic t-shirt (Image © Uniqlo)

Bic t-shirt (Image © Uniqlo)

This time: Bic and Pentel.

Pentel t-shirt (Image © Uniqlo)

Pentel t-shirt (Image © Uniqlo)

Japan has more large sized t-shirts available for the new series, but ordering from Japan might not be necessary… when I checked Uniqlo UK I saw that this time they stock three of the four stationery related t-shirts.


I’d like to thank Yumiko for this information.

The images in this blog post have been taken from the Uniqlo website. I believe that the use of the images shown in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.


Paper Engineering

Paper Engineering Darth Vader

Paper Engineering Darth Vader (Image © HackSpace magazine)

Well, the title ‘paper engineering’ certainly got my attention1 when I visited the raspberrypi.org website during my lunch break.

You can read more about paper engineering in HackSpace Issue 6, available for £4 or free as a pdf download.

Paper Engineering Paper Automaton (Image © HackSpace magazine)

Paper Engineering Paper Automaton (Image © HackSpace magazine)

If you like this kind of stuff, have a look at this Raspberry Pi related blog post or this micro:bit related blog post.


The images in this blog post have been taken from HackSpace issue 6. I believe that the use of the images shown in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.

  1. A wiki I started in 2006 was initially a collection of cut out sheets from a German comic magazine. []

Exciting New Colours from Kaweco 6

Today: Another one of those ‘Something new from Kaweco, you read it first at bleistift.blog‘ posts.

The big news

China got two new limited edition colours: Strawberry Pink and Peacock Blue.

Kaweco Strawberry Pink and Peacock Blue

Kaweco Strawberry Pink and Peacock Blue (Image © wfjsb)

In other news

The AL Sport in rose gold is so popular that it is now available in many more countries.

Kaweco AL Sport rose gold

Kaweco AL Sport rose gold (Image © Kaweco)

..and the pen from the KAWECOxJECKYBENG cooperation is out now.

KAWECOxJECKYBENG

KAWECOxJECKYBENG  (Image © Kaweco)

..and a video

Since we are talking about Kaweco anyway: If you subscribe to my YouTube channel you have noticed my series of mechanical pencil reviews. Here’s a look at Kaweco’s mechanical pencil from the Special series. I will introduce this series of videos at some point in the future, but I thought with today’s topic being Kaweco this video can act as a quick preview to my new video series.

Watch on YouTube for fullscreen / HD.


I believe that the use of the images shown in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.

 


Dangerous Pencils and Fountain Pens 8

What a cruel world:

In the real world…

…people seem to be taking planes hostage with fountain pens.

Look at this headline from Sky News:

An Air China flight had to be diverted after a passenger held a crew member hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon.

Picture from Sky News (Image © Sky News)

In the fictional world…

..people seem to get tortured with pencils. In the TV series Bosch this pencil is referred to as the Black Guardian Pencil.

You might think the torture is down to the pencil being so scratchy – or so overpriced and doesn’t keep it’s point …but the fictional world is far more physical when it comes to stationery torture.

Last chance to look away…

Bosch: The Black Guardian Pencil

Bosch: The Black Guardian Pencil

 


The images in this blog post have been taken from Sky News and from the second episode of the fourth season of the TV series Bosch. I believe that the use of the images shown in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.