Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Raised on the Web, but Liking a Little Ink

There's a nice article in Sunday's New York Times about the revival of small-scale print zines. Instead of pointing you to the web version, I've scanned the newsprint version, which seems only fitting:


Saturday, October 22, 2011

NaNo Type-in?

So! In case you've been living in a decommissioned 50's era fallout shelter, you prolly know that NaNo's a-comin'. Question is: we gonna do a Seattle type-in to celebrate the occasion?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Great news story on Gramercy Typewriter Co., NYC

"A great majority are brought in by the younger people, who are sort of rediscovering an old manual — the Royal, the Underwood, the Olivetti, or a Remington typewriter. They bring them to us and they have to be cleaned and washed and completely gone over to put them into tip-top condition, and I'm still doing that. Much to my surprise, a lot of the younger kids still want them."

-- Paul Schweitzer, Gramercy Typewriter Co.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Two Weeks to Go Time

November is just under two weeks away. Have you thrown your hat into the Typewriter Brigade ring? Consider using a typewriter for your draft this year, so you don't get trampled by this guy: Nano Rhino

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Typosphere going Germany

An article featuring the typosphere and yours truly in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung of 16 Oct. 2011, p. 51. Hopefully this will bring some more German speakers to join our club. (click to enlarge). reporting from Switzerland, shordzi

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cover Art Contest

Calling all ambassadors of analog artistry!

Just Write is looking for a few good artists who would be interested in creating a book cover for the upcoming analog short-story collection Pen and Platen. There are fabulous prizes to be had, as well as the tantalizing offer of (non-guaranteed) fame!

Click here for details.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oct. 15 events

1. Collectors' meeting at Herman Price's home in West Virginia. Contact Herman at typewriter.museum@gmail.com.

2. "Tape 'n' Type" event in Philadelphia. Details here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tiny Tiki Type-In

Just a reminder if anyone out there in the 'sphere has a business trip coming up: consult the map page to find a friendly face near your destination. Peter of Manual Entry caught up with Ted and Tori in Phoenix and held a mini-type-in at a local Chinese place. And thanks to Bill at Mesa Typewriter Exchange, Peter had a nicely functional machine to bring along.

The Typosphere: bringing people together one pineapple drink at a time.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Updates

Hello everyone: pretty quiet around here lately. A few news items of interest to the Typosphere in general:

  • This story has gone around the Net a bit now, but some clever builder put together a beverage-mixing "typewriter" with a clever letter display. Not strictly a typewriter, but by the time you've sipped your way through THE QUICK BROWN FOX you won't be in any mood to nitpick.
  • In the pretty-but-non-functional category, a typewriter made from LEGO.
  • Bill Wahl at Mesa Typewriter Exchange got a nice writeup in a local blog. More shops could use writeups like this -- not condescending, just appreciative.
  • The Typewriter Movie crew is still raising funds: they recently crossed the $5,000 mark on pledges. If you haven't thrown $10 their way, why not? I'd like to see Ryan Adney's class get the screen time, personally, taking typing to the next generation.
  • There's a new flickr group available for hosting your typecasts, if anyone needs a free repository to archive their hard-wrought words.
  • NaNoWriMo starts four weeks from today. Four weeks! That's the blink of an eye. Will you be joining the Typewriter Brigade as we charge off, leaving a trail of double-spaced terribleness in our wake?