typewriters

An Artist Perfectly Trolls Designers With A Comic Sans Typewriter

The easiest way to troll a pixel-pushing friend is to ensure you exclusively use Comic Sans for every email, message and homemade birthday card you send them. Graphic designers hate the font, but the rest of the world still seems to enjoy its sense of whimsy, which is what inspired artist Jesse England to hack a typewriter with the Comic Sans typeface.


The London Times Is Blasting Reporters With Typewriter Sound Effects

Rupert Murdoch must be feeling nostalgic: Reporters in The Times UK‘s newsroom are working under a constant soundtrack of (artificial) typewriter clatter. It’s an experiment to “increase energy levels”, and for a generation of reporters who grew up on word processors, it’s probably torture.


Watch Kids Try To Figure Out How To Use An Old Typewriter

Children growing up today can’t remember a world without computers. Typewriters, once ubiquitous in offices and considered the cutting-edge way to write, are now more of a quaint relic than an actual tool… which means they’re perfect fodder for the latest instalment of the Fine Brothers’ “Kids React” series.


German Government Is Using Typewriters To Avoid The NSA's Gaze

Germany hasn’t been best pleased by the NSA’s attention over the last few years. Now, though, it’s revealed that it’s taking drastic action, and ditching computers in favour of something more secure: typewriters.


This Vintage Typewriter Is Actually A Keyboard For Your Tablet

For some of us who type all day for a living, the world is too quiet. We pine for the whir of the Xerox machine, the rattle of rotary telephones, the clackety-clack of the typewriter. A slightly romantic vision, maybe, but no longer completely impossible, thanks to this keyboard modelled to look exactly like a vintage typewriter.


Silently Celebrate Typewriters With This Illustrated Army Of Classics

There’s no denying that typerwriters were (and are!) fantastically complex and beautiful pieces of machinery. They’re also noisy, expensive and a pain to use. With Pop Chart’s Visual Compendium of Typewriters though, you can have the best of both worlds: antique art and a backspace key.


The Original ASCII Art Was Just This Guy And His Typewriter

In 1922, Hobart Reese enjoyed a brief period of fame for his portraits of famous people. What made his work so special? Reese created his art using nothing but a typewriter.


13 Of The World's Oldest (And Most Beautiful) Typewriters

Some people collect baseball cards and others collect coins. Martin Howard, however, collects century-old typewriters. And boy is he good at it. The Toronto-based enthusiast has typewriters that looks like navigation instruments and typewriters that look like scales. But they all have one thing in common: They’re beautiful.


To Avoid Cyber Espionage, Russia's Switching Back To Typewriters

Hackers aren’t going anywhere any time soon, so Russian spies are wising up and taking their most sensitive intelligence offline. Not offline like off the internet. Offline like off computers altogether.


QWERTY's Origin Story Is A Big Fat Lie

You use it every day without a second thought, but if you think about it for just a second, QWERTY is really, really weird. Where did something so strangely unintuitive come from? The popular story is that it has to do with typewriter mechanics and jamming prevention, and although that explanation sure is tidy, it’s also probably bullshit.


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