The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (Paperback)
The connoisseur's guide to the typewriter, entertaining and practical
What do thousands of kids, makers, poets, artists, steampunks, hipsters, activists, and musicians have in common? They love typewriters—the magical, mechanical contraptions that are enjoying a surprising second life in the 21st century, striking a blow for self-reliance, privacy, and coherence against dependency, surveillance, and disintegration. The Typewriter Revolution documents the movement and provides practical advice on how to choose a typewriter, how to care for it, and what to do with it—from National Novel Writing Month to letter-writing socials, from type-ins to typewritten blogs, from custom-painted typewriters to typewriter tattoos. It celebrates the unique quality of everything typewriter, fully-illustrated with vintage photographs, postcards, manuals, and more.
Richard Polt is the creator and webmaster of The Classic Typewriter Page and the blog Typewriter Revolution. For over twenty years he has been pursuing his love of the typewriter as a collector, webmaster, blogger, magazine editor, repairman—and frequent typist. Polt teaches philosophy at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.