Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Spy Book and Typewriters

So I was flipping channels the other night and briefly stopped on History Detectives. I stopped and watched for a bit since they often do interesting topics.

This time it was about a spy book. I took one look at that book and my mind went off in all directions.

First, I like journals. They spark my imagination. I started reading old journals that had been written by explorers (both professional and otherwise) a few years ago and find what people write about their trips fascinating.

Second, this journal was typed in lines as close to the edge of the paper and as close together as possible. Who does that? I suppose the writer must have had such bad handwriting that it was necessary to actually sit down at a typewriter, roll in the tiny pieces of paper and type it all up. But then I had to remind myself that typewriters used to be common place. In fact the closest thing to a typewriter that I've seen lately are the fonts I like to use.

Then I thought, wouldn't it be cool to do something that looked like those pages in the spy book.

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