Industrial Poetry

I’m just going to say it: What a beautiful object. Plenty of ugly technology goes obsolete and nobody cares. I mean, there isn’t a lot of artistic prowess in a Discman. But Typewriters – especially these old ones compared to the  80’s and 90’s mass-produced cheap ones with a brittle plastic hardshell case – are a whole different breed. I love that the photographer, mpclemens (no real name given,) captured this object in use! It’s only fitting that its labor appears to be poetry. And I love how the wooden table and outdoor setting compliments such an industrial object. I can just imagine Ernest Hemingway sitting on a porch in Key West, typing The Sun Also Rises on one of these babies. Gorgeous.

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