Found myself selling some excess typers at the FRANKLIN FLEA in Philadelphia — a nice gal from Singapore and her entourage took turns trying out the machines. She bought an inexpensive Traveler C to bring back home… and will be bringing a Type-IN to Singapore, I predict.
PS– if you’re near Philadelphia on SAT, Dec. 21, stop by the FRANKLIN FLEA to check out my booth full of manual typewriters, slide rules, Rolodexes and Filofaxes, Cassette machines and more. (801 Market St., 10-5pm — 45 vintage dealers–and me)
Burst the balloon: Conceptual artist Jordan Johnson ties helium balloons to signed and numbered pages so that they fly away when he is finished typing them. Happening today, 3 September in (where else?) Brooklyn, NY.
- LETTERS TAKE FLIGHT
By Jordan Johnson.
Well, with the price of stamps these days, will not be surprised if this catches on all over the typosphere !
Johnson will be launching his missives today at the Marathon of Speeches in Brooklyn. This Brooklyn Paper article has a bit more–er, except the time. Have resolved to: 1) Shamelessly borrow this idea for the October Type-IN; 2) Type and send a quick letter using a similar method and slightly different medium of travel. More on that in the next post.
SO– Here’s the scoop: first one (Friday, 19 Sept.) is a big benefit to help make the 215 Lit Fest happen. So it costs money (a cool twenty), but you will have a good time in a bookstore like you have never seen.There will be typewriters, including an Olivetti Lettera 32 on auction, and other goodies.
Details RIGHT HERE.
Second one (Sat., 19 October) is part and parcel of the 215 Fest, which will bring a great array of literary and musical talent to Philadelphia. It’s outside, free and will feature amplified typewriter haiku… among other things! DETAILS SOON.
Well, dang — here’s the link
Nice montage– Tom Hanks, the Pope and me — ha!
OH– and a nice, web-only piece about Magic Margins and Ryan Adney, Right Here.
Greetings, Mr. Steven Huang, co-producer of this past Sunday’s Type-IN NYC, took time to make some good photographs from the event.
Find them HERE.
Filed under Amtrak, Blickensderfer No. 7, Hermes Rocket Typewriter, Manhattan Type-IN, manual typewriter, Olivetti Lettera 32, Olympia SF cursive, public typewriting, Remington typewriter, Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Type-IN
Filed under Blickensderfer No. 7, Manhattan Type-IN, manual typewriter, Olivetti Lettera 32, Olympia SF Cursive, Olympia SM 3, Olympia SM7, public typewriting, Remington typewriter, Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Type-IN
Okay, hope for a nice showing at the Type-IN NYC tomorrow!