As a historian who cares about objects, I'm pleased by this new appreciation for typewriter aesthetics, and I'm hoping it will mean a decline in keychopping. Keychopping is the arguably pernicious practice of removing a typewriter's keys to make jewelry or to decorate olde-tyme projects. To typewriter enthusiasts and collectors, keychoppers are the enemy, destroying the integrity of typewriters and rendering them useless scrap.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Typewriters: The Long Farewell
Suzanne Fischer writes a little essay about the typewriter resurgence in this piece in the Atlantic, titled "The Long Farewell: Typewriters as Objects of Nostalgia." And this:
I'm going to go ahead and get started gathering information, as it is never too early to do so. We are definitely going to have to set u...
Seen on Instagram . I believe it's an Olivetti! PS: I found the original source: PantoGraph .
Even though other typospherians have covered the issue better than I ever could, I thought I'd share some cinematic examples of mechanic...
The Privacy of Typewriters by Les Murray I am an old book troglodyte one who composes on paper and types up the result as many...
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