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A tribute to a man who loved typewriters

Friday, December 26, 2008

In this age of high tech gadgets we continue to marvel at the amazing advances of technology. But it is also good to pause and reflect back on the mechanical technologies of old, and the people who advanced them. Here is a wonderful article on Martin Tytell, a specialist with typewriters, at The Economist.com


Making Type the Old Fashioned way at the Tipoteca Italiana museum

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Tipoteca Italiana is a working type & printing museum located in Cornuda, Italy in the heart of Veneto Region. They have a wonderful movie (with a John Cage soundtrack) on their website showing a Monotype keyboard & type caster in action. Tipoteca Italiana website


Article on the great typographer Jan Tschichold

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Here is a wonderfully insightful article on Jan Tschichold and his impact as a designer and typograper from the Guardian website. Richard Hollis: the brilliance of typographer Jan Tschichold