Typography, Accidentally

I just picked this book up from a local used book shop – Type And Typography by Phil Baines & Andrew Haslam.  Now that I collect typewriters, I’ve accidentally gained an interest in the kooky world of typography/written language.


The information and photos are great, though I doubt I’ll be setting my own type anytime soon.

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A monotype machine.  And you thought typing was tricky!


Ah, a small bit on typing, with a nice Olivetti Lettera 22 postcard.


4 thoughts on “Typography, Accidentally

  1. hmmn, that’s the second time I’ve seen someone incorrectly suggest in print that the 1961 Selectric typewriter was a proportional-spaced machine with fonts from 6 to 12 point. That was only true of the 1966 Selectric Composer. 😀

  2. One I’d recommend is THINKING WITH TYPE by Ellen Lupton. “A critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students.” I borrowed it off a colleague and scanned almost the whole book it’s that good. 🙂

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