The Typewriter: A Graphic History

Janine Vangool’s lovely coffee-table book, The Typewriter: A Graphic History of the Beloved Machine is finally available. Vangool, who loves typewriters even more than I do, runs UPPERCASE, a design studio in Calgary, Alberta which,The Typewriter among other things, publishes UPPERCASE magazine.  The new book pictorially documents the typewriter from the late 19th century to the 1980s (when personal computers began replacing typewriters).  She includes everything from advertising (so revealing, especially the depiction of women in different eras) to memorabilia like typewriter ribbon tins, manuals and erasers.

Check out the page on Janine’s site: Uppercasetypewriter

Janine Vangool in studio (credit-Heather Saitz)