Here’s a new fun thing from me: One Typed Quote, an online catalog of short, share-worthy quotes typewritten onto paper and lovingly flung onto the internet.
For years I’ve been collecting quotes I like from books, movies, songs, podcasts, and other random sources. I never knew what I’d do with them; it just felt good to save them for reference, librarian that I am.
One Typed Quote lets me share these quotes quickly and easily, in a visually interesting way, using tools I deeply admire. The blend of analog and digital also befits my personality and general ethos of life.
How to participate
Follow and contribute on Instagram:
Don’t have a typewriter? Email your favorite quotes to email@example.com and I’ll turn them into OTQ treasures.
Have your typewriter (platen) ready to roll? Here’s how to join the merry coterie of quoters:
- Pick a quote. From a book, movie, song, podcast—doesn’t matter so long as it’s brief and beautiful.
- Type it. On paper, with a typewriter. Include the author and source material.
- Share it. Take a pic (square is ideal) while it’s still in the typewriter, then post it on Instagram with the hashtag #onetypedquote and the typewriter’s make/model/year (if known) in the caption.
- Or email it. Send the pic and caption to firstname.lastname@example.org to be shared on the @onetypedquote account.
That’s it. My hope is this will inspire a steady stream of captivating quotes from a variety of sources, but I have no expectations other than having fun sharing typewritten bits of wisdom I’ve encountered and appreciated myself.