Sunday, March 3, 2013

Natalie's Amazing Postcard!

Back on January 31st, Natalie of natslaptaps ran a postcard contest. For a measly email, entrants would have the chance to win a genuine, built-by-hand postcard featuring her new "loopy script" Olivetti, Coraline. Unfortunately for Natalie, and fortunately for me, no one was paying attention and I won a postcard!

But people of the Typosphere, let it be known that Natalie does not do run-of-the-mill postcards. Nope, not by a long shot. Behold this fabulous creation...

A photo or scan cannot do this justice. This is all hand cut and pasted paper under laminate. The script on the bottom is courtesy of Coraline.

But that is not all. Oh, no. This postcard has a backside that folds out just so with a full type sample!

Postmarked on February 8th, this bit of mail considerably improved my mood when it arrived on March 1st soon after the second Kansas City blizzard in a week. Perhaps Australian post was slow, or perhaps the envelope spent some time in the sun before traveling to less hospitable climes.

Natalie, thanks for the awesomeness! You must let me know which obscure typeface you want a sample of.  The IBM Executive lives in the open and is ready to type. It's too big to stash. There is the perky italic of the Olympia SM-3. The funky Royal script machine likes to show off. I'm very close to having an Apothecary keyboard machine in running condition. So many sumptuous choices; which one shall it be?

As for the Typosphere, the first two people to read this and reply in the comment section will win a vintage postcard with one of the interesting typefaces listed above. One catch: You must share which typewriter typeface is your personal favorite.

I don't have Natalie's artistic skills, but I have machines and I will use them. Comments are moderated, so enter early and often!

Yet another Copyright Notice: Um, this time I do not own the copyright to anything but the words in this post. The postcard, front and back, is marked Copyright by Natalie, 2013.  Show a little love for her paper craft and link back to her blog.


  1. Yes, she does a mean* postcard doesn't she?
    And call me old-fashioned, but I like Courier.

    *mean means 'awesome' in Aussie slang.

  2. Nice! Too bad about the blizzards though, I can imagine you need to find a present like that in your mail box. Something that small (well, in this case, a couple of hours work) can really brighten your day!

  3. That's completely awesome. Nice job, Nat!

  4. MEEEEEEEEEEEEP Blogspot is eating all my replies!

    Short and sweet:
    HOOOORAYYYY IT GOT TO YOU FINALLY! I was getting worried that the posties ate it. :/
    We should compare typefaces someday ;)
    Thank you for the compliments, and for the copyright note!
    I'm all shy now :3


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