Typewriters: Print On Demand, curated by Angie and Simon Butler, opens at Gallery Space, Bath School of Art & Design this week. To celebrate the typewriter, here's a brief homage to the machines I have typed on in Denmark, Iceland and the UK this year.
Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck's Mother's Adler (1960?)
The Adler at Ord Kraft Festival, Aalborg, April 2013
(note the Danish keys)
The book that Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck and I typed on the Adler -
which appears in Typewriters: Print On Demand.
Interlude - an Icelandic pencil sharpener
Underwood, Síldarminjasafn, Siglufjörður, Iceland
Not strictly a typewriter...
but a World Famous 10 Key Calculator
to compile herring tallies.
There's a short history of these calculators here.
And finally, a typewriter from Angie and Simon Butler's own collection ...
the Olympia Splendid 33 (1968)
Angie and Simon brought the Olympia along to World Book Night Dinner in Oxford last spring,
where it was used to make collaborative bookwork, The Secrets of Metahemeralism
The film of the event even includes a typing soundtrack.