This week, the last standing typewriter factory in the world closed up shop. But you can still keep the spirit alive with these craft ideas.
I'll admit, it was a blow to hear that that no new typewriters will be produced -- after all, they have a special nostalgic place in my heart next to Polaroid film. But it's not fair to get too hung up over the news: If nothing else, it's highly hypocritical, considering I'm typing this on a computer.
But while you can't expect companies to continue to produce typewriters when the sales have plummeted, you can count on the crafters on Etsy to produce beautiful tributes to the typewriter. As we take a moment of silence, check out the work of these brilliant DIYers.
Clockwise from top left: CuteAbility; NoteTrunk, virginiakraljevic, MeadowTea, iloveinkling, MrPS.
Clockwise from top left:
Typewriter Necklace 18K Gold Plated Brass, $24, CuteAbility
Self Inking Custom Ribber Address Stamp, $28, NoteTrunk
Olivetti Green Fine Art Archival Print, $15, virginiakraljevic
Retro Type Set, $25 for 4, MeadowTea
Just My Type Pillow, $22, iloveinkling
Background: Proper Coffee tea towel, $14.25, MrPS
Looking to create your own typewriter crafts? Check out sites like Oriental Trading and Rubber Nation to buy antique typewriter keys to make your own projects (and don't forget to share them on Facebook!)