Last year, I published a how-to article on how to make what I jokingly call Phot-O-Types, i.e. photos including text snippets that were created by typing on a film negative strip with a typewriter.
Shortly afterwards I was contacted by Richard Polt, who was then busy writing a book on the cultural phenomenon of the typewriter, asking questions like “why would anyone in our digitised world still want to use a mechanical typewriter”? He asked me whether he could use some of my Phot-O-Types in the book. Of course, I agreed.
Recently, Richard contacted me with good news. A publisher had been found, a cover designed and a publication date agreed upon. The Typewriter Revolution is set to be published in November 2015 by The Countryman Press publishing house:
The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Companion for the 21st Century, by Richard Polt, introduces you to artists, poets, makers, teens, steampunks, musicians, and more creative people who love typewriters. It also provides advice on choosing, using, and maintaining a typewriter of your own.
You can pre-order it via Amazon or any other book dealer. Head over to Richard’s blog The Typewriter Revolution or his Facebook page to stay informed about the progress.
I, for one, am looking very much forward to our new ribbon-driven typing Overlords!