Student exercise: text generation tech

These photos are from around 2004 when I was teaching at Emily Carr in Vancouver, Canada. Students chose from a selection of quotes on typography and asked to typographically articulate them using different technologies: handwriting, typewriting, stencils, dry transfer lettering, computer. They first used them separately and later combined them. They were asked to examine …

Olympia daisywheel typewriter

The Olympia typewriter I had when I was 10 or 11 Typewriter – Olympia AG, Carrera, Daisy Wheel, Portable Computer System, circa 1989Photographer: David ThompsonSource: Museums VictoriaCopyright Museums Victoria / CC BY (Licensed as Attribution 4.0 International)


I love typewriters. In fact anything with a keyboard on it, for as long as I remember. I asked for an electric daisy wheel typewriter (fancy!) for my 10th or 11th birthday. My mum taught me how to type on it (of course with two spaces after full stops). I think this was the one