Thursday, February 23, 2012

Urban Grit update

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Now for today's
 color story:
Urban Grit
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Back in September 2011 I blogged about this color story. 
Everyone was  looking for a safe bet in an unsteady economy.  
In the Black 
colors:  
Rock steady grays,
Strong coffee
 with a dash of cream
and a touch of cinnamon
Familiar colors in our wardrobe and world.

 Now we're looking for the steadiness of things we can touch,
 that don't disappear into digital air.
We're not total luddites
Just finding balance in our techno world. 
Maybe that explains my attraction to 
typewriters
and I'm not alone in this attraction 
 
My attraction's more like 
this Underwood beauty I found at a garage sale years ago
and prints like this 
and fonts!
typewriters, fonts, old script
looks like a trend to me!

10 comments:

sewkalico said...

I was saying to my husband just the other day that there are things we grew up with that our kids will not know how to work. Typewriters! Record players! Telephones with finger holes! Dictaphones! Tape recorders! Video tapes! Things we just knew how to use and things that they now call 'vintage'. We may be getting left behind in the technology race, but we were surrounded by some beautiful creations in our youth (and I'm not that old LOL). I used to love my mother's typewriter and the beautiful ink ribbon and when you made a mistake out came the white paper to blot it. Ah, the memories! :)

Jill said...

Love the typewriter font!!

Back in HS we used bottles and bottles of white out to fix our mistakes. :)

Doris said...

I'm a sucker for fonts and old typewriters, too. But not tatoos. Love the new banner!

deede said...

I think typewriters still appeal to us of a certain age because they are--for the most part--sturdy, heavy, stable. They ensure they're going to be there when we need them; they are our safety net. It's the same with these colors, which I really hadn't thought much about until I saw them matched here. Safe, inviting reassuring and timelessly beautiful. I love them!

Magpie Mimi said...

I really like the steampunk movement so those typewriter prints are really up my street right now!

Marcia W. said...

My mother and I often talk about how her greatgranddaughters do not know what it is like to live in a world without tv, indoor plumbing, or electricity - much less all the technology they now use. Plus no longer teach them to write long hand in school. I really like your updated Urban Grit with the typewriters, fonts, and script. The colors suit me.
p.s. I also liked Sandi's guest post.

Debra Lee said...

Love those prints and this is perfect for a quilt for the hubs!

Marcia W. said...

My mother and I often talk about how her greatgranddaughters do not know what it is like to live in a world without tv, indoor plumbing, or electricity. Plus schools no longer teach long hand writing or typing on a typewriter. So, I really like your updated Urban Grit with the typewriters, fonts, and script. The colors suit me.
p.s. I also liked Sandi's guest post.

Kate Brown said...

I was thinking last night how long it took for my aunt to give up her typewriter and move up to a word processor. I think that is as far as she is going though, she is 85. She use to be a librarian in DC and did tons of research and just typed away. I love this fabric. I am thinking of something to make out if it for her. Maybe a wall hanging to hang over her word processor :)

Beth said...

Oh, I love type-fonts and script-fonts! I have a little collection of them, though I don't yet know what I'll make with them. A quilt of some sort, that's for sure.

My dad loved his typewriter, and was quite quick in a hunt-and-peck style. My mom gave it away after he died, and when I found that out I was so, so sad. It was a mint green one, with a matching case. If I ever come across a similar one you know I'll buy it in an instant.