Tuesday, February 10, 2015


I learned to type on a Royal portable typewriter of my mother's.  At least I think it was a Royal.  I know it was portable.  As a kid I thought it was pretty darn heavy, but having inherited a non-portable model in the recent past, I appreciate how portable that original really was.  Uffda.*  They are all heavier than, say... my new 17 inch laptop.

Anyway, I wasn't particularly good at typing, having sort of a proclivity for watching my fingers rather than the copy.  Sort of  meaning "totally."

tYPwriters are also very unforgiving.  I left that oopsie there so you could see what my blog would have looked like had I been limited to a manual typerwiter. (see what I did there?  I wish I could say it was on purpose.)

The thing is, though, there is still a bit of a romance in my head with the typewritten word.  I just like the way it looks, I like the memory of the clickety-clack of the keys and the ding of the carriage return.  So it isn't a great surprise that I am fond of using typewriter fonts for journaling on my scrapbook layouts.  While I may not always use the same exact font, I like to think that using the same general "type" (ha ha) of font provides a certain unity to my pages.  

Which is my way of saying this is my schtick and I am going to use it til I am tired of it.

I did a little Googling to explore the world of typewriter fonts to expand my collection, and thought I would share them with you.  (meaning, I wasted time harvesting fonts on the web and now I am sharing them so I no longer feel guilty about the time "invested."  Sorry that I am cheating you of that experience, but you can pin this on Pinterest or share it on Facebook and then you kind of get in on the virtue with extra time left over to, oh, I dunno, go research script fonts or something...)

And the download links:

Hope there are some new ones on this list for you - must keep those font addictions fed :)  Enjoy!

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uff_da   - I live in North Dakota now, so Uffda (or Uff da) is now a regular part of my lexicon


Alina said...

I'm a sucker for vintage typwriters and corresponding fonts. Thank you for that collection! I want to add Bohemian Typewriter and Travelling Typewriter. Two of my faves :-) I also love Adler, but the font is not complete unfortunately.

Debbie said...

These are awesome!!! Used my moms that the "t" always stuck and had to push it up/down to make it work!! It's still in the closet! LOL thank you!!

Anonymous said...

No problem--deprive me of this experience anytime you want!
Thank you

Elisa Gomez said...

I love typewriter fonts. Thank you for this! :)

mareda said...

Thank you for gathering the typewriter fonts. Especially thank you for creating an image that shows how they look. This is very helpful for me.

Nisa said...

thank you. I love this style recently.