Handwriting Day Follow-Up

Handwriting Day Penmanship Samples

Handwritten samples for Handwriting Day from Instagram: (left to right, top to bottom) Inktronics, MyCoffePot, AdamiHasegawa, Paperblanks, Bakanekosan, JetPens and AdamiHasegawa again (with her new Kaweco Sport!).

Lots of people put pen (or pencil) to paper yesterday in celebration and support of National Handwriting Day. Did you? If not, that’s okay because in our little corner of the internet, everyday in Handwriting Day!

Keep on writing!

Giant Office Supply Props

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“The Incredible Shrinking Man” Movie
Movie stagehands pushing a 400-pound pair of gigantic scissors on a dolly next to two men carrying a 21-ft. pencil, just some of the props that created the illusion of a dwindling hero for the movie “The Incredible Shrinking Man” at Universal Studios.
Location: Hollywood, CA, US
Date taken: September 1956
Photographer: Allan Grant

 

(via Life Magazine)

Typewriter Ribbon Box

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This is another bit of vintage office packaging from my ever-growing collection. The box included the metal spools and the two-tone ribbon. Written in pen on the box from the previous owner, “old spools replaced 3/1/88″. I wonder if she bought this box in 1988 or if it was in her office for 20 years?

Oh, the little paper ephemera treasures!