Will you be my Valentine letter, you filthy googling pervert?

Cast your mind back a year, oh typosphere, and remember what happened on my blog on Valentine’s day 12 months ago. Actually, don’t strain your memory cells too hard… Here’s a recap:  Last year, my tortured letter to the Valentine typewriter that I had repaired became item number 4 on google’s image search. As such,…

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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,…