The producer who covered the Manhattan Type-IN has just sent us an email saying her story on the neo-typing/Populaire, etc., should air on tonight’s (Sun. May 5) NBC Nightly News. She cautioned that it could get bumped if the hockey game goes overtime, so go easy on the high-sticking, Bertrand!
– mcget / phillytyper
It’s only for a few seconds–but when the most funky folk on the planet got somethin’ to say, they break out a vintage desk top typewriter. Look sharp; they get that platen poppin’ around the 4:50 mark in JANELLE MONAE’S latest video.
- OK, here’s the revised poster with complete info….
- – And here’s a pdf file to print out and stick up in cafes, thrift stores and English Departments! (And book stores, firehouses, typewriter repair shops, etc.)
PLEASE, RSVP via Comments, and let us know where you’re coming from, what typewriter(s) you are bringing and if any of them are for the swap. Me for example: Michael McGettigan–Philadelphia. Olivetti Lettera 32, Olympia SF to swap.
Thanks and hope to see lots of machines, and the people who love them on the 21st.
NYC Type-IN Sun., April 21st
“A JAM SESSION for manual typewriters and the people who love them.”
full details at http://www.phillytyper.com
If you’re looking for some NaNoWriMo inspiration, check the estimated bids on this Steinbeck carbon!
BTW — have we got anyone throwing their “head into the ring” for Nano Typewriter Brigade–and–has anyone considered using a different typewriter per chapter/day/character — just to add to the chaos?
This Underwood had a stereo pic jammed between the platen and the ribbon lifter… Not sure if it was a prop or just not priced yet.
This was at the DeKalb Market, a beautiful, doomed little food and shopping district made of shipping containers. A developer let them use the space, but now has a project and so the pie shops, crafters and vintage joints must be gone by the end of September.
How crazy would it be to have a Type-In there (they have a great little picnic space around the back) before the end?
Sadly , this machine is a “Rapunzel” ; trapped in a home decor shop in Avalon’s posher neighbor, Stone Harbor.
Perhaps someday, she could weave her ribbon into a rope, allowing an admirer to climb over the transom and, inky- fingered, declare, “Yon lifeboat is but a toy– not thee. You were meant to put words upon alabaster sheets, giving substance to my silent whims… Let me lift thee ( oof-dah, she’s a heavy one!) and carry you to my writing shack”
Next morning, the puzzled owner of Shore de’Couer would scratch her head , wondering what had been there and left those four little square dents on the panel of the show window. Finally, she will give up and put a Taiwan- made replica of a milk can to fill the spot.