Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Call for typed contributions

I received the following announcement. —Richard

Don’t just stuff your short poems and typed prose in a drawer—PUBLISH them in 3 SIMPLE STEPS!

CALLING ALL TYPEWRITER ENTHUSIASTS—you now have a chance to publish in 3 easy steps!
1. Type on a 4x6 lined card
2. Snap a photo
3. Email to the administrators at archivehumanitas.com for a chance to publish in the “4x6 Guestbook” section. See submission guidelines.

- Jeffrey Lucas II. Author/Administrator

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Two Phoenix type-ins on December 8

This is a landmark in the rise of typewriter culture: enough interest that there can be two (no doubt successful) type-ins in the same metropolitan area at the same time!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Typewriter event in Auburn, CA, Oct. 27

This event at the Auburn State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn (near Sacramento) is the brainchild of Gary Moffat, who welcomes questions at gm50wpm@gmail.com.

Starting at 4 pm, there will be an exhibit of over 50 vintage typewriters. You can try many of them, and possibly win one by participating in a typing test and a 10-word story contest. A few will be for sale. At 6 pm, Richard Polt will be interviewed by Gary and local TV news anchor Edie Lambert. The typosphere's favorite cult film, California Typewriter, follows at 7. Tickets can be purchased here for $25.

 Watch this brief video for Gary Moffat's personal invitation to the event:

Here is the Facebook page for the event.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Typewriter typefaces — a talk by María Ramos Silva

Typeface designer María Ramos Silva refers to blogs from the typosphere in her informative 20-minute presentation on typewriter typeface designs. Video here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

July & August events! Swindon, Ann Arbor, Fairfax, Haverhill

Four events to put on your calendar:

1. July 14 type-in in Swindon, England:
2. August 4 type-in in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at Literati Bookstore 

3. August 5 collectors' meet-up in Fairfax, Virginia:

4. August 11 QWERTY Festival at the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Typewriter Day events 2018! Phoenix, Traverse City ...

Who's celebrating Typewriter Day, June 23?

We know of two type-ins for the occasion, one on June 23 in Traverse City, Michigan and one the next day in Phoenix, Arizona. What else do you all have planned?

Monday, May 7, 2018

Think big in Philly

Live in the Philadelphia area? Check out phillytypewriter.com's new course on typewriter repair, starting May 16 or May 26. They're also working on getting 2000 (!) typewriters into public places in Philly. Think big!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New book: Notes from a Public Typewriter

"When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they put out a typewriter for anyone to use. They had no idea what to expect. Would people ask metaphysical questions? Write mean things? Pour their souls onto the page? Yes, no, and did they ever. Every day, people of all ages sit down at the public typewriter."

More information here.

Visit Literati Bookstore!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Two new typewriter shops run by women

Backspace, in Westport, Connecticut, is run by Karin Kessler.

And W.P.M., in Philadelphia, is run by Pamela Rogow.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Western Pennsylvania type-in January 20

Announced by Marty Rice: There will be a type-in Saturday, January 20, at Lakeside Community Church, 1006 Rowena Drive, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. Noon to 1 p.m. Paper, envelopes, stamps and SNACKS will be provided. (As well as typewriters.) The theme is "Love Letter Type-In" in prep for Valentine's Day. Write a Love Letter to a special someone! Contact Phone is: 814-472-4672.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

John Mayer precipitates a typewritten avalanche

Popular singer-songwriter John Mayer (shown here in "California Typewriter") has just given typewriter shops a big shot in the arm.

On January 10, he posted this message on social media:

The post currently has 9,300 reactions and 1,266 comments on Facebook. On Instagram, it has 95,297 likes and 4,849 comments.

The typosphere salutes Mr. Mayer for fostering thoughtful communication and typewriter sales. We are one step closer to the revival of quality typewriter manufacturing!

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