Yes, it's coming up yet again! I got smart this year and put it on my calendar, so there's no chance of it sneaking up on me unawares. Now I have plenty of time to be under-prepared.
I think we're up for a little challenge this year, so by the power vested in me by Blogger.com's admin panel, I hereby declare the "theme" of Typewriter Day 2014 as Type Unconventional, and a more awkwardly-worded phrase I could not hope to have dreamt up.
Your challenge, dear Typospherian, is to mark the passage of Typewriter Day -- Monday, June 23rd -- by using a typewriter in an unconventional manner: be that typing on something other than 20# white or even bypassing paper altogether or working with a broader palette than red and black. It may mean "extreme typing" a la the extreme ironing movement. Or heck, a whole art installation.
These are just ideas, of course, and as stringent and strict as the 'sphere... which is to say, not very much at all. No judging, no prizes, just a chance to unbend your brain a little and celebrate Mr. Sholes' world-changing idea.
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...
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Public typing station at Oblation Papers & Press in Portland, Oregon. Photo by rachelcoward on Instagram.
Ha, Medium has thrown the gauntlet! https://medium.com/designing-medium/death-to-typewriters-9b7712847639
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