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Saturday, September 26, 2009


Etsy Finds: Vintage Typewriters

"There is nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

Bleed on these.

All of these come from Poetic Home's Etsy Shop.

I've been thinking about getting a vintage typewriter as a reaction to this whole netbook obsession everyone is into.  So my thought is just to take it to the next level: strip it down to the absolute basics.  I got two words for you.  Word Processing.  Whip one of these out at a cafe, and they'll know who's boss. 

Some typewriters are better than others.  Some of them have a beautiful symmetry.  But frankly I don't know what is considered a "good" vintage typewriter over another.  However, when I see a good curated collection I have reason to trust that the person organizing it knows what they're talking about.  So as I browsed for vintage typewriters on Etsy I stumbled upon Poetic Home's Etsy collection.  Definitely worth taking a look.

Channel your inner Charles Bukowski and get drunk at the typer.  Or pop a bunch of benzo's and write an American travel essay on a single sheet like Kerouac.  Whatever you do, just write it.

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