"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
Bleed on these.
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.
Labels: etsy, typewriters, writing