Paint and Typewriters: To Paint or Not to Paint?
When to paint a typewriter? Typically, I would rather not put paint typewriters at all. I think machines that have their original paint and decals are absolutely gorgeous. I first try to put the machine back to its original design intent – that may involve some selective placement of glossy black enamel paint on chipped corners. If a machine’s paint is so far past the point where it can be salvaged, and I think we have all seen a few of those, then I think of the surface of the typewriter as a canvas. I try to let the typewriter have a second life with a new story.
Bio: Everett E Henderson Jr has a deep interest in design with experience in architecture including AIA-award-winning libraries, educational classrooms, and digital environments. He has published numerous papers on prefabricated housing technology and the role technology plays in shaping our lives. He has a keen interest in how the hand and the mind are connected to create beautiful objects.