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50 Modern Typewriter Comebacks

From Retro Tablet Accessories to Vintage Shelves

— August 12, 2012 — Tech
These modern typewriter comebacks accentuate the ways in which styles and technology are on a continuous loop. Regardless of how much innovation will be accomplished, there will always be those looking backwards and nostalgic for a simpler time. This, however, means that these are the same people who can merge the past and present.

Rarely is a typewriter used for the actual purpose of typing anymore. Computers and laptops have proved themselves far superior in efficiency. However, used as creators of art, sound, home decor, used parts and more, typewriters have made a comeback. Some inventive people have been able to use them as shelves, inspiration for creative food designs and more. Others have re-interpreted the typewriter design to fit the module of a new computer, tablet or other breakthrough technology.
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Mysterious Technological Tools
Mysterious Technological Tools
The Stype Typewriter Brings Skype Back in Time
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49
Vintage Computer Noisemakers
Vintage Computer Noisemakers
The 'Noisy Typer' Laptop App is Nostalgically Retro
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48
Floor Poem Installations
Floor Poem Installations
Xu Bing Writes Commemorative Words onto Dusty Surface
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Industrial Design Postage
Industrial Design Postage
The USPS is Set to Release Limited Edition Designer Stamps
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Oversized Fingerprint Traces (UPDATE)
Oversized Fingerprint Traces (UPDATE)
Kevin Van Aelst Combines Random Objects with CSI
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45
Timeless Dud Documents
Timeless Dud Documents
The 'Museum of Obsolete Objects' is a Profile of Past Innovations
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Typewriter Fashion Accessories
Typewriter Fashion Accessories
This Leather Qwerty Wallet from Firebox is Perfect for Writers
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43
Vampish Animated Videos
Vampish Animated Videos
The Remington Requiem Short Video is Dangerously Seductive
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42
Hackable Typewriters
Hackable Typewriters
The Paul Bailey Hacked Typewriter Redefines Traditional Technology
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41
Realistic Typewriter Renderings
Realistic Typewriter Renderings
Christopher Stott Paints a Variety of Archaic Print Machines
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40
Typewriter-Inspired DJ Equipment
Typewriter-Inspired DJ Equipment
The Valentine Turntable is Inspired by the Valentine Typewriter
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39
Social Typing Networks
Social Typing Networks
Vintage Typewriter Gatherings Bring People Together With Type-Ins
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38
Making Music With Typewriters
Making Music With Typewriters
TypoSonic
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37
Moderntique Wallpaper Design
Moderntique Wallpaper Design
ROLLOUT Makes the Trend Hunter Lunch Room Pop
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36
Vintage Typewriter Shelves
Vintage Typewriter Shelves
The Communications Through Time Project Holds Up
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35
Typographic Illustrations
Typographic Illustrations
These Keira Rathbone Typewriter Artworks are Sure to Inspire
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34
Colorful Typing Machines
Colorful Typing Machines
The Chromatic Typewriter by Tyree Callahan Fills the Page with Hues
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33
Cheeky Pun Pendants
Cheeky Pun Pendants
Become a Stealer of Hearts With The Typewriter Brooch by bRainbowshop
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32
Noisy Interactive Posters
Noisy Interactive Posters
Saxsofunny Promotion Uses Themed Tactile Print Ads
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31
Upcycled Writer Accessories
Upcycled Writer Accessories
These Vintage Typewriter Rings by TheApple are Chic
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30
Heritage Letters
Heritage Letters
Urban Outfitters Now Offering Old-School Olivetti Manual Typewriter
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29
Vintage Console Typewriters
Vintage Console Typewriters
The Atari 400 Keyboard Gets Updated for Modern Computers
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Two-in-One Retro Calculators
Two-in-One Retro Calculators
Revamped Old-School Typewriters as Calculators
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Typewriter Pianos
Typewriter Pianos
Fabien Cappello Turns Retro Typewriters Into Music-Makers
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Typewriter Chocolate
Typewriter Chocolate
Typolade Lets You Say It With Chocolate
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25
Dynamic Monochrome Objects
Dynamic Monochrome Objects
These Silence Television Posters Make Vectors Look Like Ink
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Antique Font Apps
Antique Font Apps
The Amazing Type-Writer App Mimics the Click-Clack of a Remington
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Recycled Typewriter As Art
Recycled Typewriter As Art
Robot Made From Old Parts
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Typewriter Animals
Typewriter Animals
Mechanically-Designed Jeremy Mayer Deer Typewriter Sculptures
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Reflective Retro Photography
Reflective Retro Photography
The Andrew B. Myers Photo Collection Mixes the Past with 3D Imagery
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20
Typewriter Computers
Typewriter Computers
Jack Zylkin Turns Outdated Typewriters into Kickass Keyboards
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Tablet Typewriter Add-Ons
Tablet Typewriter Add-Ons
The Logitech iPad Keyboard Case Transforms Your Gadget Into a Laptop
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Typewriter-Inspired Travel Cases
Typewriter-Inspired Travel Cases
The FASR x Alstermo Bruk Luggage is Stuffed With Character
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17
TV-Inspired Desktops
TV-Inspired Desktops
The SchultzeWORKS Philco PC Looks Like a Modern Antique
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16
Suggestive Typewriter Robots
Suggestive Typewriter Robots
The 'Nude IV Delilah' Robot is a Seductive Magnet
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15
Reconstructing Tech as Art
Reconstructing Tech as Art
Jeremy Mayer's Recycled Creatures
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14
Retro Tablet Accessories
Retro Tablet Accessories
The Typescreen Turns Your iPad into an Old-Timey Typewriter
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13
Musical Alphabet Illustrations
Musical Alphabet Illustrations
The Ana Gomez Octave Artwork Fuses Typography With Musicianship
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12
Tapped Key Drawings
Tapped Key Drawings
Keira Rathbone Uses Her Typewriter to Draw Incredible Sketches
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11
Spherical Steampunk Writers
Spherical Steampunk Writers
The Writing Ball is a Peculiar Vintage Typewriter
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10
Reinventing Typewriters
Reinventing Typewriters
The Valentine Notebook Resurrects Olivetti's Vintage Typewriter
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9
Antique Digitized Keyboards
Antique Digitized Keyboards
The USB Typewriter Turns Your iPad Into Something Ancient
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8
Typewriter-Inspired PCs
Typewriter-Inspired PCs
IBM Laptop Concept
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7
Retro Writing Gifts
Retro Writing Gifts
Classic Typewriters are a Hot Holiday Present Idea
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Steampunk Gothic Desktops
Steampunk Gothic Desktops
The Archbishop by Datamancer
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Cardboard Art
Cardboard Art
Chris Gilmour's Eco Creations
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4
Clever Tissue Cartons
Clever Tissue Cartons
Kleenex Desktop Companions Bring Delightful Decor to Disposable Products
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3
Quirky Recycled Lighting
Quirky Recycled Lighting
Bright Ideas Turn Found Objects Into Fun Lamps
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2
Steampunk Macs
Steampunk Macs
An Antique-Look Cover Transforms an iMac Into an 'Old Time Computer'
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1
Breakfast For Geeks
Breakfast For Geeks
The Keyboard Waffle Iron
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