An Artist Perfectly Trolls Designers With a Comic Sans Typewriter

The easiest way to troll a pixel-pushing friend is to ensure you exclusively use Comic Sans for every email, message, and homemade birthday card you send them. Graphic designers hate the font, but the rest of the world still seems to enjoy its sense of whimsy, which is what inspired artist Jesse England to hack a… » 10/15/14 2:35pm Wednesday 2:35pm

The London Times Is Blasting Reporters With Typewriter Sound Effects

Rupert Murdoch must be feeling nostalgic: Reporters in The Times UK's newsroom are working under a constant soundtrack of (artificial) typewriter clatter. It's an experiment to "increase energy levels," and for a generation of reporters who grew up on word processors, it's probably torture. » 8/26/14 6:18pm 8/26/14 6:18pm

Watch Kids Try to Figure Out How to Use an Old Typewriter

Children growing up today can't remember a world without computers. Typewriters, once ubiquitous in offices and considered the cutting-edge way to write, are now more of a quaint relic than an actual tool... which means they're perfect fodder for the latest installment of the Fine Brothers' "Kids React" series. » 8/04/14 11:08am 8/04/14 11:08am

This Vintage Typewriter Is Actually a Keyboard For Your Tablet

For some of us who type all day for a living, the world is too quiet. We pine for the whir of the Xerox machine, the rattle of rotary telephones, the clackety-clack of the typewriter. A slightly romantic vision, maybe, but no longer completely impossible, thanks to this keyboard modeled to look exactly like a vintage… » 7/10/14 6:40pm 7/10/14 6:40pm

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… » 9/23/13 9:00am 9/23/13 9:00am

Automated Typewriter Creates Never-Ending Story, Honoring Journalists…

"On Journalism #2 Typewriter" is a typewriter installation that honors journalists who been killed worldwide between 1992 and present day, by writing generatively constructed stories about about them based on their published work and the existing data of their lives (via the Committee to Protect Journalists). » 5/31/12 10:40pm 5/31/12 10:40pm

It's Amazing How Many Parts and Pieces Are Inside a Typewriter

I'm literally shocked at how many parts are inside a typical typewriter. I really thought it would be one of the easiest gadgets to make, I mean, who knew there were so many connectors, screws, wires, cables and a million other metal objects I can't even describe. Just take a look at the picture and think how hard it… » 2/12/11 12:00pm 2/12/11 12:00pm