23 de junio de 2011

Happy Typewriter Day 2011

June 23rd - Typewriter Day
Last minutes of typewriter day here in Europe! As you see below, the whole world is celebrating. In the 1930s, this apparently meant the whole MALE world. I'll try to come up with something soon to strike an equal gender balance. Cheers!
Swiss keyboard
The text always starts with: "The whole world writes on UNDERWOODs - WHY ... ?"
Arabic

Assyrian

Indian

Japanese

Amharic

Chinese
USA

Greek

Russian

source: Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland), 1934 and 1940.
drawings by: "A.S. Grob"

3 comentarios:

  1. A Chinese Underwood? Seems very unlikely.

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  2. Absolutely! It's true "Propaganda". I found out that in the 1930s, "Propaganda" in German was a common word for advertising, on the same level with "Reklame" and "Werbung".

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  3. I don't like the swiss keyboard without the "a". :D

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