Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And the most fantastic is ...

Cameron Kopf would like to channel a brilliant writer who used a Sholes & Glidden:

Right Reverend Theodore Munk's fantasy is a swinging nerd's Valhalla:

Mike Speegle offers a familiar phrase that gains real poignancy when typed on a magical typewriter. He gives credit to his wife Genevieve for thinking of it:

Rob Bowker submits a sentence that will make every typewriter collector's heart beat faster:

And finally, the comic book goes to notagain, who has an idea to keep the magic going:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Fantastic Typewriter (DC Comic)

PS: To state the obvious: your sentence must be typewritten!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Quasitypecast: Why libraries?

I was asked to say a few words on the occasion of the renovation of Xavier University's library, which is connected to our new Learning Commons -- a building with a variety of classrooms, learning labs, and high-tech study spaces where students roam with their laptops. I figured these thoughts on the relation between old and new might be appropriate to this blog. This is not a true typecast, but was written with MS Word Mac 2011 (I really do like its Full Screen mode!) using my Remington Noiseless font.

The learning commons -- light, airy, contemporary, and not a book in sight:

The library -- archaic towers of paper:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Typewriter in the 21st century: the movie

Christopher Lockett and Gary Nicholson are creating a documentary about the life and revival of the typewriter in the 21st century. Here's their new trailer.

Visit the movie's main site here and their Kickstarter fundraising page here. Support this eye-opening endeavor!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blogging the virtual type-in

Here are Adwoa's and Elizabeth's (Little Flower Petals) reports. It's fun to find out what we were typing during the type-in -- we weren't able to look over each other's shoulders at the time!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The poems

Thanks for sending in some typewritten poems! Only the first one to reach me was rewarded with ETCetera, but I appreciate them all. They came from ...

1. Tori Forte