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!
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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