Yesterday I started on the one-person-job-of-making-sure-patrons-are-forever-happy job.
It’s an add on to my current workload (PA/girl-Friday/designer).
I’m not too fond of the add on – and I thought the only incentive to do that job is to bring in a typewriter to fill up the forms.
I did two forms today, and it was pretty good.
(minus the fact that I just realised that a couple of screws holding the margin scale has magically disappeared. I think it was hungry.)
Later in the day I get a text message from hubs saying a typewriter is here. SWEET!
It’s a big Optima in a nice black suitcase like case.
I didn’t think it was going to be this huge! The shape and lines (and even the extended return lever) reminds me very much of a Remington Sperry-Rand Personal-Riter.
I bought it thinking it was some sort of a techno font, and boy was I surprised!
San serif. Curvy. Selective serif. Round.
I was a little bit mind-boggled when I first typed this out. What sort of typography is this?! Serif yet not serif? Round yet tall? “Q” with techno touches? Distinctive straight lines and easy curves?
I sent this on to Scott and he said two things.
Then it kinda hit me.
I have a Optima with a similar typeface to Hermes’ Epoca.
But to set the record straight:
Does any Typospherian know what the name of this font is?
Possible make over?
Hopefully I’ll get going on fixing machines again.
I’m beginning to forget names of parts of the machines, and there’s about six machines waiting for cleaning and fixing. Little girl will be home in about a month or so.
We need a basement.
Thanks for reading, have a great one guys!