Monday, February 18, 2013

Big and Little

While I place the finishing touches on the next installment of the Underwood restoration, I wanted to share two photos. These machines are contemporaneous to each other and share many stylistic choices. I like both of them for their sober gravitas.



This weekend has been very difficult. The final deadlines for yearbook came around the mountain and I had to spend a few longer nights going over pages. My yearbook kids are nice, but they can sometimes miss the small details. That means that I get the singular pleasure of going over every page to make sure that there is nothing amiss. The up-shot is that my brain is tired right now.

5 comments:

  1. I've never seen the two machines compared like this before. Very interesting.

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  2. Makes you wonder why they couldn't even TRY to make the color attractive. I love both of those machines, though.

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    1. I know. The 50s were boring. I guess that's why they invented the 1960s.

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  3. Those two are definitely from the same styling shop. I rec ently was noticing the same thing about the Olympia SG1 and SM3/4.

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  4. I have the Olivetti equivalents:
    Lexikon 80 + Studio 44 or Lexikon 80 + Lettera 22

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