Tag Archives: typewriters

Vintage designs for Olivetti

I am definitely digging these vibrant vintage designs that I found over at Ninonbooks, which were created for Olivetti typewriter and calculator ads in the 1950s and ’60s.

Aren’t they great? I kind of want to own every single one of those machines, please. More HERE.

Mel’s ATCs

I was looking up some vintage Remington ads, and I randomly stumbled upon a Flickr set devoted to ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), which I had never heard of. In case you haven’t heard of them either: they’re basically mini collages, and there’s this whole community of artists who make and trade them. I have to admit, after looking at Mel’s Flickr set of her ATCs, I’m super tempted to try some of my own. I’ll keep you posted if that actually happens.

Some of my favorite images from Mel’s Flickr stream:

That last one is a clock, isn’t that cool?

ps) the Ohio references make this native Ohioan (me) very happy.

Wordshop Wednesday: Two Guitars

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I just came across Two Guitars on Etsy. I guarantee you that you’ll fall for one or more of their Gocco creations. If I could bet you, I would. But I ain’t a gamblin’ girl.

But seriously. Check them out:

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Two Guitars is the brainchild of Scott Ballard, who doubles as a filmmaker. Check out his infinitely interesting film blog HERE.

Vintage Typewriter Ribbon Tins

From Uppercase Gallery’s Flickr set:

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Vintage Typewriter Homage (VTH), Round 2

Last week, in my asdf jkl;” post, I set forth several images of some amazingly beautiful vintage typewriters that I’d come across online. As you might imagine, I had way too many images of way too many awesome typewriters, but not enough time/space. So… it is my sincere pleasure to offer you the second installment of my Vintage Typewriter Homage (VTH), exclusively for your viewing pleasure:

The following images are courtesy of one of my absolute favorite sites to visit (and they’re cool Canadians!), UppercaseGallery:

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And now, a few more insanely classy typewriters from VintageTypewriterShoppe.com:

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My holiday time in rural Ohio provided me with some lovely opportunities to rampage around some antique and second hand stores that were chock-full of vintage papers, just begging me to repurpose them (which I will. Oh yes, I will). One particular store, whose seams were near to bursting with antique-y awesomeness, also introduced me to several vintage typewriters. Some were missing keys, some looked more than a little worse for wear, but ALL of them were remarkably stunning. 

So, I thought I’d pay some Vintage Typewriter Homage (VTH) here.

Feast your pupils on the following glorious typewriters, which I’ve borrowed from the appropriately named VintageTypewriterShoppe.com:

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Did I mention that all of the above are FOR SALE?!? Yeah. You have to be independently wealthy in order to afford them, but it’s still fun to pretend.

The following images are of more “retro”-writers, which I’ve borrowed from the ever-so-lovely UppercaseGallery:

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OK, there are a gazillion post-worthy images on Uppercase’s site (and on VintageTypewriterShoppe’s site)… I could be here all night. So, instead, I’ll promise a Round 2 VTH sometime soon.