Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Reveal & Comparison Between Two Very Special Typefaces!

The BEAUTIFUL new arrival - I am so thrilled!

Hello everyone!

Yesterday was like any other Monday, until I received a text from Jase informing me that the much anticipated package I was waiting for had finally arrived, and in great shape too! I was so excited and could hardly wait to get home to test it out - but that had to wait till after my evening (Latin) dance classes, and by the time I did get to doing up my typecast, it was close to midnight! So please accept my apologies in advance for the typographical errors I inadvertently made, oops...

BUT before I go more into the latest addition to my typewriter family, I thought to share a little more about my other Continental Wanderer. It is in a gorgeous maroon shade, and features one of my most adored typeface - the Schräge Zierschrift... It is ornate and the swashes on the upper cases are particularly pretty! It had originally been acquired by a Singaporean collector (and dear friend) who had bought it from Malaysia. She had posted and shared the photo below that showed off the drool-worthy typeface... After a while, I decided to take a chance and made an offer to acquire the machine from her... I am (still) so grateful that she was agreeable! This was almost exactly 2 years ago  ;)  

My first 'introduction' to the gorgeous machine & typeface!

Short typecast from April, 2013 -
the typecast obsession started pretty early on and has not waned!

Loving the ornate swashes, especially on the upper case!

I had later learnt that this special italics type style is known as the Schräge Zierschrift, and that there is another variant, the Steile Zierschrift... I had not expected to be able to find and more so eventually own a machine with that typeface and I feel so fortunate to be able to own both of these unique mechanical marvels! (The wood finish on the Continental Wanderer is really appealing to me too!) Both these machines will definitely be cherished for a long time to come... 

First typecast - apologies for the typos, namely
'zierschrift' and 'definitely' towards the end!
*I had initially planned to install a lovely blue ribbon,
but it was late into the night so I kept the ribbon it came with :)

In LOVE...

Thanks for reading, and wishing you a most wonderful rest-of-the-week!

Warmest regards,


  1. Very cool, both of them!

    I would love it if you could make fonts from them. It's not too hard, just takes a little time. For instructions, see http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-fonts.html

  2. Thank you Richard! I'll put it on my to-do list for the next school holidays!

  3. yes, please! These are amazing typefaces (:

  4. Great typeface! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Unique. Like all the opters said "very nice typefaces"

  6. Congratulations! Sorry about the bidding war. I'm glad this ended up in good hands :)

  7. Thank you so much, I do love this unique typeface! It's a piece that I'll cherish and enjoy for a long time to come for sure!

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