These graphic photos of manual typewriters are nostalgic to many people, especially those with a connection to writing. Whether you are a professional writer, closet poet or simply have memories of those times and that unique writing process, these vintage machines are symbols of communication, letters, books, stories, commerce and life.
I picked a few favorites off the shelves of dad’s collection to reinvent. Some colorized with playful captions, photographs evolved into contemporary art of low-tech origins!
TypoWriter Pop Art series is widely popular with young teenagers and 80 year olds for different reasons. The texting Teens think they are cool but not sure how it works. The immediate cause and effect of striking the key and seeing the impression intrigues some. Recently there has been a movement by writers back to the typewriter since there is a certain process that commands a train of thought. The distractions of multi-functional computers is removed! Many people have their own typewriter story they want to tell me. A woman told me that typing is how she achieved their first job in the business world. All the stories are positive and warmly sentimental.