Coppola’s typewriter

Most of us have seen this image of Coppola typing on an Olivetti DL, while he was working on his classic film; the Godfather. Well, it turns out that Coppola now has another typewriter out there that has become famous. Back when he was working on Apocalypse Now, another of his cinema masterpieces, close to…

The ‘Not a Valentine’ – Sottsass’s Olivetti leather and steel bad girl.

Sottsass referred to his Valentine typewriter as a ‘too obvious tart’. And looking at the design, it is easy to see why. Inserting the typewriter into its case is described as a ‘woman sliding into her stockings’, while the design of the machine itself clearly displays a set of exposed – to paraphrase Richard Polt,…

What Holden and the Australian government could have learned from typewriters.

Going so soon? See ya Holden…  The model car our umbrella was being designed for. Got keys?  So I should buy this Cruze instead of (insert X car) just because it is a Holden –  the ‘legendary Australian brand Holden’? No thanks.. I prefer my Nissan Exxy. This little guy won’t go far, right?  Bah-ha-ha..…