An Illustrated History Of Typewriter Design [Infographic]

An Illustrated History Of Typewriter Design [Infographic]
Arts & Culture

60 hand-drawn images capture the evolution of writing technology.

Ross Brooks
  • 11 march 2014

Most people probably think of typewriters as something that stayed the same over decades, but it has a much richer history than that, as proven by this insightful infographic. 60 hand-illustrated images document over 100 years’ worth of essential models from the first Hammond in 1870, right through to the Remington Rands and Smith Coronas of the 20th century.

The project is perfect for those that miss the tactile experience of forcefully pressing a key in order to get a word to appear on the page in front of you. While modern-day computers offer a wealth of convenience, there will also be something a little more emotional about typewriters and the other mediums that came before.


If you like the infographic, it’s also available as an 18″ x 24″ print on the Pop Chart Lab website. Each print is signed and numbered by the artists, and comes packaged in a Pop Chart Lab Test Tube. They are also made using 100 lb. archival recycled stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, and pressed on an offset lithographic press with vegetable-based inks in Long Island City.

Source: Pop Chart Lab

Image: munhitsu via Flickr


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