Thursday, February 27, 2014

Unplug & Type-In L.A. March 8

Experience the Unplug & Type-In on March 8th from 12-4 pm, in conjunction with the National Day of Unplugging. It is free and fun for all ages!

• Type your own letter, poem, or whatnot.
• Bring your overdue Thank You note and let Erica Di Bona of help you Type it out!
• Request Topacia Althaus of Poem Corner, to type a poem just for you.
• Enter the Word Play Photo Booth and enter our Raffle for typewriter inspired gifts.
• See new "Famous TypOwriters," art featuring the personal writing tools of Ray Bradbury and Orson Welles!
• Ask Ermanno of Star Office Machines or Ruben of US Office Machines, about supplies or repairs for your machine.
• Relish the memories, history and Tell Your Typewriter Story (you're invited to share your story on video if you like.)

L.A. Marler Studio, 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Type Rider II

A new project from Maya Stein, with two typewriters and two poets, helping to build Little Free Libraries in small towns.

Support it on Kickstarter!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art, in the Atlantic

Here's a piece in The Atlantic about pre-ASCII (digital character-based) art, of course featuring some typewriter art and a number of samples. I'm taken by the sample of the concrete/art piece Carnival, one panel of which is shown here.

Of course, Typospherians know that typewriter art is still alive and well, based on the articles that we've posted here. Why not celebrate ITAM* with a little type-art of your own?

* International Typewriter Appreciation Month, of course, all February long!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A typewriting journalist in Geneva

A seldom-heard noise is emanating from a small cubicle at the far end of Press Room One at the Palace of Nations, the imposing home of the United Nations in Geneva.
It's the sound of metal keys clattering against paper, punctuated frequently by the muted ping of a small steel bell.
Gordon Martin, UN Correspondent for Vatican Radio, is writing his latest dispatch on the day's developments at the Geneva 2 peace talks on a 40-year-old Remington Performer manual typewriter.