Sunday, October 26, 2014

Typewriter art in Berlin

Kulturpropaganda presents: Secrets & Type


Group exhibit with works that have been created using mechanical typewriters or that depict such.

Typewriters - relicts of the good old offline times, nowadays mainly stirring nostalgic feelings. But they, too, were a communications tool designated to increase efficiency. They were used for documentary and creative purposes in literature, science, journalism, served states and technocrats, spies and revolutionaries alike made them clatter.

The exhibition presents samples of contemporary usage of typewriters by artists fognin,Friederike HammannFranziska Jentsch, Lars Maurmaier, mehrmagdaJochen Möller, Kerstin Quitsch, Claudia Simon, TEENA and others. 







"Hello World":



Edward Snowden:


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Sincere Improvement?

How about hacking a typewriter to use that much-maligned and little-loved typeface, Comic Sans?



Jesse England has done such a thing with his "Sincerity Machine" and though it may not score high for durability, it more than earns points for creativity. Type-modders, take note: DIY Fraktur may be within your grasp.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Her last breath


I thought I'd take a moment to highlight one of the most remarkable blogs in our blogroll, Types of America. Read the whole story here, and be sure to check out the other posts from this mysterious typing traveler.