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Typewriter lovers unite! Stay inspired in 2017 with this beautiful photo calendar featuring typewriters from my collection.
Typewriter lovers unite! Stay inspired in 2017 with this beautiful photo calendar featuring typewriters from my collection.
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For the past few years, my husband and I have been collecting typewriters. Our rotating collection has about 50 typewriters. Wow, that's a lot of typewriters! 

Our typewriters are meant to be shared, not just displayed. For years, I've wanted to showcase them in photographs. They've already been on road trips, used for type ins, writing workshops, classrooms and teen-writing camps. Although we don't have anything particularly rare or noteworthy in our collection, that doesn't stop people from falling in love with them! 

Some of our typewriters in a neat little row
Some of our typewriters in a neat little row

 

To create the photography for this calendar, I've filled my car with typewriters and gone on adventures. From these photo shoots with 20+ typewriters, I've selected the twelve best. 

Now, all I need is you to help make the calendar a reality! I'd love to print these in bulk to help keep the costs affordable. By supporting this Kickstarter, you can help make that happen. For those who want to enjoy typewriters year round, there are some great backer rewards, including a printed calendar at the $20 backer level. (A typewriter calendar also makes a great gift for the writers in your life.)

Update: Stretch Goals

For every additional pledge over the funding goal, I'll type a wee little poem to share on the campaign page. 

A wee little example poem
A wee little example poem

 

And our first backer over 100%, backer 39! 

Here's a poem inspired by video that was shared from someone typing 60 wpm at this past weekend's typewriter meeting at the Chestnut Ridge Typewriter Museum. 

 

I was thrilled to find these old card catalogs
I was thrilled to find these old card catalogs

 

The mills make the perfect background since this typewriter was made in the USA
The mills make the perfect background since this typewriter was made in the USA

  

We lovingly refer to this 1954 Olympia desktop as "The Judge"
We lovingly refer to this 1954 Olympia desktop as "The Judge"

 

The sleekness of the Olympiette against tracks won me over
The sleekness of the Olympiette against tracks won me over

There's something special about typewriters. Maybe it's the nostalgia for those who remember using them. Maybe it's the sound of the keys as you type or the simplicity of the mechanics. Or maybe it's unplugging from the world and focusing on the words on the page.

Whatever the reason you like typewriters, I hope you enjoy this calendar as much as I enjoyed making it.

Risks and challenges

The photography for the project has been completed and is ready to go. As always with printing and shipping, there could be an unforeseen delay, but I've padded the time frames so I think we should be all set.

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    Typewritten thank you!

    See your name in type! Using one of our typewriters, I'll type a list of all the supporters and post an image of the list to the campaign page.

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    Printed 8.5 x 11 calendar

    You get a printed 2017 calendar.

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    2 Printed Calendars

    You get 2 printed 2017 calendars

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    2017 Calendar plus 5 note cards

    You get a printed 2017 calendar and 5 note cards featuring photo art from the calendar.

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    Typewritten note

    You get a printed 2017 calendar, 5 note cards featuring photo art from the calendar and I'll type something for you! Send me your poem, announcement, birthday greeting (up to 250 words) and I'll type them using our beautiful cursive typewriter.

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    Photo session with YOUR typewriter

    You get the printed 2017 calendar, 5 note cards featuring photo art from the calendar and I'll come to you for a personalized 2-hour photo shoot with your typewriter. Good for locations within 90 miles of Manchester, NH.

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