Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Best Type-In Yet!

Phoenix has cacti, hot sun, and one of the most exciting Type-In scenes around. 

The Type-In today was more than a success. I lost count of how many people showed up, instead focusing on circulating and talking to people.

We had reporters from the Arizona Republic and the local NBC affiliate, Channel 12, interviewing, filming, and photographing all the wonderful people who came out for the event.

When it came to machines, boy did we have some interesting ones. There was a Bennett, a Continental, a Swissa (Ted's), and a host of other machines. I brought the script Facit, an SG-1 with 16" inch carriage, and the US Navy Royal Arrow with radio mill typeface.

The staff of Lux were gracious and very kind. We had far more than anticipated, but they took it in great stride. I want to thank Jeff, the owner of Lux for his generosity. Also, Danielle, worked hard to make sure that we had want we needed.

Finally, Bill Walh deserves a big thanks. It was his word-of-mouth and constant Facebook efforts that get so many people there. It was very fun.

Type-In Today!

Friday, March 30, 2012

A Taste of the Type-In

I have been mulling over what three machines to bring to the Type-In. I have narrowed it down and these are the three. However, the pictures of the machines below are just teasers. To see them in their full glory, stop by Lux between 1p and 3p! Oh, by the way, bring a typewriter with you if you can!

[Archive] Type-In Tomorrow!

In case you were wondering, this is a post from a Type-In long past. However, you are in luck. There is a type-in happening this weekend (May 23rd, 2015) at Changing Hands on Central Ave. There's a blog post about it here:

So, if you are free, check out the typewriter excitement.

This post seems to be popluar. That's great, but there is more detailed and newer information on the current March 6, 2013 type-in here:

and here:

Obviously, the Type-In happened and it was a great success. If you were there, thanks for coming. It was fun to see typewriter fans getting together and sharing their love of this wonderful machine. Keep an eye peeled for information about future Type-Ins!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

March 31st Type-In Poster

I've just finished my version of a poster for the 3rd Phoenix Type-In. Feel free to down load the PDF (by clicking on the picture below) and distribute it to everyone you know! Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Know 99 Typewriter Story

The City of Phoenix has an education channel called Know 99. It's very local and very fun to watch. Many of the students from the Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU produce segments and this is one. It fell on the heels of the CBS story and, honestly, I forgot about it. It's these kinds of local things that give me the most pleasure. CBS Sunday Morning was awesome, but when your local educational community recognizes something, it's really nice.


The awful thing about seeing yourself on TV (or in this case the internet) you can really see where you need to shed some pounds. So, if you excuse me, I need to run up and down the stairs while holding a couple of Royals.