Studio Visit: Artist Tim Youd

We visit the workspace of an artist dedicated to literature and classic typewriters

In his Hollywood studio, Tim Youd is standing next to a giant sculpture of an Underwood typewriter. His passion for classic manual typewriters is immediately noticeable: they can be found on surfaces everywhere, and there are supplies for them packed to the rafters. There are sculptures of  them, made by piecing together layer upon layer of cardboard. He blind-draws typewriters over each other—with a tabulate …

NYC’s Last Typewriter Repairman

Paul Schweitzer is quite possibly the last of his kind. The 76-year-old has been fixing typewriters since the age of five and has witnessed first-hand the rise and fall of a machine that was once found on nearly every desk in New York City. His business, The Gramercy Typewriting Co, is the last repair shop in Manhattan and has been able to stay alive by …

The Amazing Type-Writer App

The limited-run new app puts antique type in your pocket

Nostalgia is a thing of the future with The Amazing Type-Writer iOS app produced by Devin Chalmers at Doormouse Manufacturing. Mimicking the old-time clickety-clack of a Remington, The Amazing Type-Writer runs on “micro-swingarms” and the “latest in mobile pneumatic tubes technology.” With the app’s moveable carriage, users can hack away cryptic ransom notes or lines from “The Shining,” displayed on a simulated piece of mimeograph …