Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Typewriters are in style



Design by Mary Kantrantzou.

Source

Another story shows a Kantrantzou dress featuring typewriter keys.

A closeup (source) shows that the typewriter is a QWERTZ:



UPDATE: the image on the dress was almost certainly based on typospherian Adwoa's photo of her repainted Olivetti Lettera 35 (see comments).

11 comments:

Adwoa said...

A Swiss QWERTZ, at that... looks remarkably like the Lettera 35 I painted red and featured on the blog some time back:

http://genevatypewriters.blogspot.com/2010/12/olivetti-lettera-35-revisited-and.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8pq4w7Eq5-Q/TQdmU_TBk9I/AAAAAAAABqY/LvkxB80NUxc/s1600/IMG_2479.JPG

Richard P said...

Holy runway, Adwoa!

I am 99% sure that Ms. Kantratzou has appropriated your photo to make this dress! Congratulations on contributing (involuntarily) to global fashion!

I dream lo-tech said...

Adwoa, perhaps you should diversify and design your own typewriter clothing line. ( :

maschinengeschrieben said...

Adwoa, seems like your photos of your repainted typewriters are ïn great demand - the photo of your red Hermes Baby was also in use at blickamabend.ch until a few weeks ago, as teaser for the "Redaktionsblog". It is gone, though, since the last redesign.

Adwoa said...

Richard, I'll go a bit further and say I'm 99% sure it's the same image that has been distorted. Umm... wow? I'm not sure whether to be miffed or flattered; I sure wish this wasn't the first I was hearing of it. Oh, well.

I suppose this is what it must be like for you when I photograph your images on billboards advertising typewriters/ garage sales over here :)

Adwoa said...

Florian, you should have told me about blickamend! I would have been interested to see it :( It's not a site I ever visit, so I never came across it.

I can't keep track of where my pictures end up, so I only find out when others show me...

Richard P said...

We live in an age of sampling, borrowing, and outright plagiarism. Still, it would only have been courteous of the designer to try to contact the photographer. I think you have every right to ask for a share of whatever money she makes with this design, and/or YOUR VERY OWN TYPEWRITER DRESS!

Fernando Antunes said...

Adwoa, I believe that this makes you the Coco Chanel of the typosphere ;)

Richard P said...

Here's another story.

Bill M said...

Now I need to get an Olivetti Letter 35.

Adwoa said...

Thanks for the support, everyone, and for your advice, Richard. I am writing to her studio in London and will post an update to this story on my blog if I get a response. Fingers crossed :)