Monday, July 28, 2008

finally, mad men get a xerox, now if only they had more fonts to work with

Typewriter fonts available in 1962. (Not shown: IBM selectric’s “Orator” font– meant for typing speeches and scripts to be read at arm’s length from a podium or script stand.) Click on photo for more readable display.



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5 comments:

Joker said...

I love olivetti medium roman and to show how old school I am, I write my personal correspondence in Bookman Oldstyle. :D

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

Ah, yes, Bookman Oldstyle... Boomer's Bembo...One of my all time favorites, too.

Joker said...

Bembo is very nice as well. Simple & classy, small details and not out there like some fonts preferred by people I know.

Fun thing is when you see a grad using and abusing Papyrus. Still cracks me up and everyone raving about Helvetica in large part due to the doc is also a reason to snicker.

Solidinkoutlet said...

Im so glad there are typewriter fonts available on computers now. Its alot more comfortable to me as a writer who's been writing for almost 50 years to read a typewriter font.

As much as computers are far more comfortable, these fonts are really bothering me.

Thanks for this!
Leanne

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

@joker I love Bembo. (belated) thanks for the reminder. :)

@solidinkoutlet Thanks for the read, Leanne. Funny. A friend of my daughter's at college just switched to a typewriter.