The Yesteryear Project

The Yesteryear Project

June 27, 2016 Random Silliness Shiny Things 0

If you follow me on social media, you might have been wondering what was going on with the sudden influx of vintage typewriters. Truth be told, I’ve always had a passion for them. My grandmother had one in her basement that I used to thump on when no one was looking.

Now I own three… “Dorothy Parker” is a 1936 LC Smith Corona Silent Floating Shift Portable Typewriter.

Dorothy Parker

“Edna Ferber”  is a Remington Rand Noiseless, Model 7, also portable.

Edna Ferber

And “Alexander Woollcott” is a portly non-portable LC Smith & Corona of indeterminate age and considerable weight.

Alexander WoollcottAnd I am using them to make things like this:

Forever Summer - YesteryearEvery month on Patreon, I will be posting these pieces of original microfiction along with altered-art vintage ephemera. I will hold drawings, and Patrons will have the chance to win them. The more you pledge per snippet posted, the more chances you have to win. There’s also a Patron level that guarantees a monthly delivery of Yesteryear fiction and altered art.

In the not-too-distant future, I want to start a collaborative writing-and-art project with my fellow typewriter enthusiasts. It will be a shared-world project. More news on this is forthcoming, so stay tuned!