Sunday, September 30, 2012

Shameless Self-Promotion

Salutations Typospherians,
This will not be my only post for the day, but I wanted to take a moment for some shameless self-promotion. My Etsy shop is now open and growing more populous by the day! Enjoy!

Use Capitalism as a weapon!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

The International Correspondence Initiative Round Two: LAST CALL!

Salutations, Denizens of the Typosphere! I will be announcing the round two pairings for the ICI this time next week, so now is the time to throw your hat in if you would like to be a part of this rounds' correspondence fun! All round one correspondents are checked in and accounted for, so I'm hoping to hear from new folks. Don't be shy! Round one was a great time and round two looks to be twice the size already, so it should be even better.

Please email me here to get started!

Happy Typogramming!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Venice Type-In and Plumeria: The Grand Debut of the Oliver No. 5 Print Type

Note: This is a long one. There are a lot of images and scanned documents, as I kept everything that was left in our machines. I think that they will say volumes about the flavor of the day, perhaps more than the typecast itself. I am going to try to present images in the best order I can, interspersed with relevant text. What came with the Oliver will be posted immediately after the typecast, followed by photos and text from the type-in itself. Sorry for the infodump; I didn't realize I had so much until I began scanning! So take a potty break, get a snack and drink, then pull up the seating implement of your choice and enjoy!

The PDF's of the manual and advertising can be found, in small size, here and here and for full sized versions, here and here. Again, huge thanks to JP of Anything Goes for converting the JPEGs into PDFs!
And now, onto things from the Type-In and after...

Raffle first prize winner, typing on John Lennon's Imperial!

Me typing on Plumeria, with some hellacious performance anxiety!
Big IBM in the foreground is also ours. Picked it up there. Young lady in the foreground provided the awesome Polaroid of Plumeria above. Thank you!
The 'Belle of the Ball' at home, next to mustachioed duct tape.
And now for the famous machines:
Orson Welles' typer that he wrote 'War of the Worlds' with. Couldn't get a photo of the info card for him or John Lennon; too many people in front.
John Lennon's Imperial. It was right next to Ted Kazynski's stripped-down typer.

And now for a bit more Oliver worship:
I hope to see you all at next year's type-in!

On the way home, I got choked up again thinking about the documentary and how much use the Oliver saw. The previous owner wanted the machine to be shared and enjoyed, and that it certainly was. I think she would have been ecstatic. For those of you who couldn't go, please check out Christopher Lockett's Facebook page for information on his documentary 'Typewriters (In the 21st Century)' and to L.A. Marler's website to view her typewriter artwork and for purchasing information.

There are angles I didn't cover, for them, check out Streamlines De Luxe
and A Typewriter A Day Keeps the Doctor Away For names I forgot, photos that I should've taken and didn't and two more, unique perspectives. Also, please forgive my gratuitous typos; I really can type much better than that...and can spell 'almost' without spellcheck. 

Use proper spelling and grammar as weapons (and thank you for reading this incredibly long post!)


PS-Check this out, the Aristocrat, Remie Noiseless and Ollie 5 made it into a publication! (second photo down) An irreverent and fun read.

Monday, September 24, 2012

...I'll Do It Tomorrow

Goodeve Typospherians,

The Venice Type-In was EPIC. However, I'm not going to regale you with the story this evening because I am simply too tired, have to clean the machines I took (four) and the extra ones I brought home (two)then, set up for photos. It was a riotously good time and I'm elated that I was able to go. But I'm just too exhausted to do a full typecast on the topic right now.

I promise, It will be live and lovely tomorrow!

Use sleep as a weapon!


Friday, September 21, 2012

A Belated Group Thank-You!

Greetings Typospherians!

As per my usual, I wanted to thank those who have added me to their blogrolls. I recently discovered that I had missed thanking seven of you; shame on me! Therefore, I would like to thank:

The Right Reverend Theodore Munk
Cheryl Lowry
Bill M

Since there are so many of you guys to thank, my e-card to you all, so to speak, is some photos of the Adler that just crossed my threshold this morning and some of my motorcycle. Thank you all so very much; it really means a lot to me, and enjoy the photos!

With sincere and hearty thanks!