Just forgot to mention that they provided these sheets for visitors to type on. Okay, now read about the rest from yesterday’s post…
Monthly Archives: September 2012
In case you missed it, the film’s Facebook page can be found HERE.
For the films official website, visit HERE.
Well, that’s it. I took many more pics, but this was already too lengthy, and I tried to show enough to give you an idea of what it was like being there. After meeting Michael, I told him he was going to be my local go-to typewriter buddy for info on local events. He seems more plugged into what’s going on than I. But for my first type-in, this was fun. And I finally got to check out the film. Very cool.
Ex Libris – The Art Of the Bookplate
I own quite a few books and, despite my indecisiveness, I’ll eventually get around to designing something for them. I also found a book on the subject of bookplates, which included plenty of beautiful examples from the libraries of both famous and not-so-famous persons. These days one can find entire blogs and websites entirely devoted to bookplates, so I won’t attempt to go on too much about them. I just thought I’d raise the subject because of a passing interest in them and thought perhaps others in the typosphere had an interest as well.
So does anyone out there have a collection of books for which you’ve had bookplates designed? Perhaps you’ve designed your own bookplates?
Everywhere I Turn
Check out the rubber key covers. I’ve only seen those on a Royal Portable Standard “O” model on a YouTube video. I’ve never seen those on a desk machine. I personally don’t like the look of them. I think the glass keys are far more attractive. I suppose some collector may find the rarity of some value, though this machine isn’t in very good shape. I suppose someone who really wants those key covers could remove them and place them on another machine.