Tag Archives: BIC

  • Firesleeve: The Waterproof Lighter From Exotac

    Firesleeve: The Waterproof Lighter From Exotac

    Fire and water famously don’t get along together, and that’s especially true of our handheld fire-devices like lighters and matches – the cheap, commonplace versions of them anyway. Enter the Exotac Firesleeve (also stylized as “fireSLEEVE,” but even I have a breaking point when it comes to stylized capitalization), a lighter that keeps water out […]

  • BIC Wants to Turn Humanity’s Handwriting Into a Font

    BIC Wants to Turn Humanity’s Handwriting Into a Font

    Pen company BIC is dealing with the 21st century’s relative lack of interest in writing instruments with a very cool internet-based experiment in penmanship. It’s called the Universal Typeface Experiment, and it’s collecting handwriting samples (including potentially yours) from all over the world in the hopes of creating a font out of all of them. […]