It's an understatement to say that Typospherians are a little outside the norm, although the scarcity of machines in our favorite haunts implies that someone is out there snatching them up, and hopefully not just to turn them into cufflinks. This year's theme is "Type Uncoventional" and as always, please document it for posterity and linking from here.
Revelations of domestic spying rocked the headlines in 2013, and the Typosphere responded in kind by sending snoopable messages the old fashioned way: by postcard! Richard Polt was (and is) the long-suffering target of our scattershot correspondence, and now he, too, has gone to ground, though for purposes less sinister... or so he says!
This year saw the dawn of the Typewriter Insurgency, as "occupy" movements the world over formed. Celebrations were a bit more personal this year, although we did have what may have been the first face-to-face cross-continental type-ins.
- A typewriter Festivus for the rest of us
- A Summer Solstice Type-In
- Introducing "Keylime," the Royal typewriter with the desirable "Vogue" typeface
- A Woodstock Electrite, back from the grave
- The Insurgency launches in Chicago
- Spreading the word from Goose Hill
- Finding a new typewriter on typewriter day, how apt!
- A pair of celebrations in photos and typecasts
- A quick celebration after work
- Café La Cuna in Basel, Switzerland hosts a trans-Atlantic type-in
- Some reflections on Typewriter Day
2011 was the first year of the "typosphere.net" site, and we celebrated this inaugural year with world-wide type-ins, captured on video and shared with one another. Here's a roundup of that year's celebrations.
Shout-outs in personal blogs:
- A Small Celebration
- And still on typewriters…
- International Typewriting Day
- In Honor of Typewriter Day!
- Typewriter Day 2011- Better Late Than Never?
- Typewriter Day 2011 Typecast
- Happy Typewriter Day 2011
- Happy Typewriter Day from Tilly Adler-Tippa and Judith!
- Typewriter Day Still Life
And a happy Frank:
Thanks for celebrating, everyone!