I'm really looking forward to tomorrow!
The typewriter was on June 23rd in 1868, by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, marking the official date of International Typewriter Day! I had no idea this important moment in history was so close to home--read more about it at the Typosphere.
From left to right: Avery As A Rectangle, Self Portrait I, Erica, Dominic, Madeline
Each print is 8 x 10 inches and is $40 (plus shipping)--only 50 of each!
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Thrilled about all of the festivities, I'm most excited to participate in the Type-In by drawing my friend, official Sparkle Princess Alex Simon, with my trusty old machine. As this magical creature deserves, replicating her likeness will require all of my typewriter ribbons: pink, green, blue, purple, red and black. Since I lack yellow ribbon (for now!), below is a shot of the prep involved for tomorrow's live-typing session. I'm using yellow carbon paper taped onto the paper, with the separated yellow CMYK layer of the photograph I'm working from, and my red ribbon so that I can see where I've already marked the yellow in.
In addition to good company and refreshments, there will be a selection of Oblation's own typewriters for you to use as well as complimentary stationary, envelopes and even postage so that you can send type a letter yourself--and there's a raffle to win your very own typewriter. Hope to see you there!