Ain’t she a thing of beauty? Yeah, that’s an Olivetti Studio 45 typewriter. I had never heard of Olivetti until a couple of weeks ago when I was gathering news information for my podcast. I came across that article and when I hit #12, I fell in love.
The Olivetti Studio 45 is probably the best example I can find of a retro device. It screams analog and the fact that it’s a typewriter means it has the gears to back that claim up. I stalked a few for a while and last week I finally scooped one up on eBay for a paltry sum. It should be at my door (hopefully) by the end of the week.
So what do you do with a typewriter? Aren’t I the guy who lives and dies by Scrivener and my iPad? The answer is plans. I have some great plans for the machine that are not only creative but unique. More to come on that front very soon.
For now, I have a fresh ribbon to install. 🙂