Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Typewriter Love

Have you heard of typewriter art?  Below is my very first attempt - it was so much fun to make!


I created the above piece with my cursive typewriter, a yellow Royal Safari:


I am in love with that Royal Safari, and I especially like its cursive font:


I'm more than a little obsessed with typewriters and all that they can do...  I have even amassed a small collection of typewriters, which I quickly learned is kind of an impractical collection, since typewriters are so huge and heavy, ha ha. So I have decided to part with a few, and they can now be found in my Etsy vintage shop, Nostalgia Factory

Here's my favorite one from the small group I am parting with...


It's a pink Smith-Corona Super Silent typewriter from the 1950's in excellent working condition.  It's just so charming and fun!  You can see more photos and read about the typewriter by clicking here.

Here are a few more typewriters up for grabs in the shop...









Thanks so much for stopping by and for letting me tell you about my typewriter obsession...  I hope your summer is going well and that you are taking the time to indulge in some obsessions of your own! :)







6 comments:

  1. Your typewriter art is fantastical! Did you have a template or kind of went with the flow?!
    I've been wanting a typewriter for a few years now but I'm always afraid I'll buy one in good condition and it won't work. Lol!

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    1. Thank you so much!! You are so kind. :) No, I didn't use a template; I just went with the flow - it was so fun!

      I bought a typewriter from a flea market once that didn't work - it was electric, so I didn't know how to fix it and had to throw it away... So sad! My advice is to buy a manual one, since there are no complicated electrical mechanisms that could break, and usually with manual ones, they would just need a little cleaning or oiling to work again. Hope that helps! :)

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  2. Hi Tessa!
    I have not heard of typewriter art and your piece is amazing! I love the typewriters too. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to see you posting again :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela! Typewriters are awesome. I'm glad to be back :)

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  3. OMG that is AMAZING! No lie! I love it! It is so creative! I know I would never be able to do that! I am totally envious of your talent!
    BTW - typewriter collecting, very cool....but yeah so impractical! LOL!
    I bet it's hard to get rid of those beauties despite the fact that you know you need to!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much - you are so kind! :) Yes, I had to learn the hard way that a typewriter collection was impractical, lol! It's really hard to let them go, but I still have a few favorites that I will hold onto. :)

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