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.

Starbucks Typewriter Guy Answers Our Burning Questions

As you may remember, yesterday, we put up a post poking fun at this then-stranger who had been photographed using a typewriter in Starbucks by one of his fellow students. Cries of rage soon followed from both sympathisers and opponents alike. This man’s typewriter and our mocking tone struck a chord. For some of you, a very deep, perhaps-could-be-helped-with-therapy chord.

Look At This Dude Using His Typewriter In A Starbucks

We’ve already been plenty vocal on our opinions of people who use cafes as their personal office. But this guy — this cretin — makes those non-ordering, space-consuming table squatters look like the saints of Starbucks — and this is their new pope.

This Nostalgic Laptop Sleeve Won't Let You Miss The Typewriter

The typewriter is a dinosaur, or at least a white rhino — if it’s not extinct, it’s well on its way. Although you can still pay homage, with the Ted Baker typewriter laptop sleeve.

These USB Typewriters Type On Your Screen And On Paper Simultaneously

Jack Zylkin has created a hack that turns any kind of vintage typewriter into a modern keyboard for tablets and computers — one that also can type on paper. Appropriately called USB typewriters, watching them in action is nothing short of fascinating.

This iPad Typewriter Is Loud And Banging Fun

As keyboards eventually move towards dead silent and touchscreen, you’ll rue the loss of clickity, clackity keyboards filled with character. Hell, we’re already without the beautiful racket of typewriters. Click, tap, tap, reset.