Mark Fickett Photography and Miscellanea

close-up of a Zephyr Corona typewriter ribbon and strike area

I got a typewriter at a yard sale recently: Fun! None of the full-typewriter photos satisfy me; on the other hand, the above shows off the texture of the ribbon, also visible transferred to the letters.

Zephyr Corona full typeface, as typed

Interestingly, the typeface doesn't include some characters: the numberal 1 and the punctuation !, notably. It strikes me that (this being a compact model) perhaps l (ell) not only looks like, but is 1 (one); and the ! might be, as I have been making it, .' (period and apostrophe). In any case, the combination of cool machinery and typography renders it highly fun.

writing sample
2007 Aug 27
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