Tag Archives: Typewriters

All Keyed Up

It’s been decades since I actually owned and used an old school manual typewriter. When I did work on the old Smith Corona, I never turned out anything that vaguely resembled art. But British artist James Cook has revived the … Continue reading

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Typewriter Art

Inspired by the story of aviator Amy Johnson’s flight from London to Darwin, Australia in a de Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane, animator Lizzy Hobbs created this charming film using an old Underwood 315 typewriter.

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Beautiful Machines

The Gramercy Typewriter Company is an 84-year-old business in New York City run by a father and son team. Founded in 1932, the firm is one of the few remaining guardians of a disappearing technology. Although typewriters seem to be … Continue reading

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Would Hemingway Use It

Designed like an old-fashioned typewriter, the Hemingwrite is a single purpose writing device. Combining the simplicity of 80s era word processors with modern tech, such as wifi, Bluetooth and cloud backup to Google docs and Evernote, the retro-modern tool aims … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks Built You An App

Tom Hanks—yes that Tom Hanks—is well known for his enduring affection for the humble typewriter. Now he has gone and created an iPad app called Hanx Writer that resuscitates the old school manual typewriter experience. The free app provides the … Continue reading

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Do You Miss The Clickety Clack

I never thought that I’d pine for the clickety-clack of my ancient Smith Corona or the satisfying feel of the carriage return, but this wonderful poster from the folks at Pop Chart Lab has me all sentimental. The chart, called … Continue reading

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Not All Progress Is Good

  It revolutionized the way people worked and communicated, becoming an essential piece of office equipment for more than a century. But after decades of service, the humble typewriter has reached the end of the line. Mumbai, India-based Godrej and … Continue reading

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Charles Bukowski Loved His


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