Sunday, February 22, 2015

Flo's Project



Just some of the amazing photos in Flo's Project, the new photo
blog of our Swiss friend Florian who used to maintain a typewriter
blog. Great work, buddy, keep the creativity going!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Moped eyeview


The moped Madonna and Child.


A telltale sign:
I am in a communist country.

Then again, not completely. Western tourists
abound. Incidentally, I tend to see true
redheads as cool space aliens. 

To the right: gourds on a moped. Incredible.

It's all about balance. And audacity.

"Fake it until you make it," says me.


* Typecast via Triumph Perfekt

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Moped madness in Saigon




No typewriter sightings in Saigon but here's the next best thing back in Chicago- Huy, 
a kindred retrophile of Vietnamese parentage, takes my Olivettis for a spin. Note his 
unusual finger contortion. He says the pics are cool because they make him look like
he knows what he's doing.

* Typecast via Olivetti Lexikon 80

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The immigrant: Royal Quiet De Luxe




* Interesting back story: this Royal QDL came from an old Catholic convent.
* End of the school year, it's the time when faculty members have deadlines to meet. Then in a few days, I'll be flying to Southeast Asia. I'm curious what typewriter sightings await me there. Postings will be sporadic until I return mid-January. Cheers to all!