Thursday, October 20, 2011

Up-To-Date Textbooks

Well, it would be up-to-date in 1963. I was given this book along with a plethora of other things. My other hat at Alhambra is advising the Newspaper and Yearbook staff. Publishing and design has come a long way and I could not imagine making a yearbook in a pre-digital manner. However, I would be willing to give it a try.

Beautiful typeface.
What interested me about this book was the section about "Other typesetting machines." The Varityper, of course, is pictured, but there is another machine I have never heard of. I wonder how it works?

The Varityper has "crazy eyes."

The heavy brow makes the Justowriter look mean.

4 comments:

  1. ...and THAT's why we publishing designers love the Mac! That font is our old pal Futura. Comes in many guises but featured here and here in Typewriterland.

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  2. These machines are both good candidates for a lunatic asylum or a horror movie.

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  3. The Justowriter is simply a modification of the Flexowriter from Friden which happens to use the mechanism from one of IBM's Executive typewriters instead of that of one of their ordinary typebar typewriters in a machine that uses paper tape and which can replace a Teletype machine.

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  4. Incidentally, the captions to the photos were set on a VariTyper, in Sans-Serif Medium Italic. And the body text seems to have been done on an IBM Executive, or on the other machine featured, a Justowriter.

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