Typographic Object #0 – 8
HOW
ARE
YOU

Nine Typographic Objects produced in context of the Typographic Postcard Series. The project was first presented on Kickstarter in September 2020.


Typographic Object #0
HOW ARE YOU

2020

sold

Owner: J. Ulanovsky, B. A., Argentina
November 2020


Typographic Detail:
On the first day of January in 2002, the Euro currency was introduced. After 1999 keyboard manufacturers started to print a € sign on the E key. This makes it easy to spot the age of a European keyboard.


Typographic Object #1
HOW ARE YOU

2020

sold

Owner: D. Low, Hornsby, Australia
November 2020


Typographic Detail:
On the first day of January in 2002, the Euro currency was introduced. After 1999 keyboard manufacturers started to print a € sign on the E key. This makes it easy to spot the age of a European keyboard.   


Typographic Detail #2:
Notice the letter’s position on the key. The H and U are in the lower left and not on the upper left like most keyboards. Instead of an extended upright type with a rather static appeal, the typeface used here is condensed and cursive which gives the keys a fast look. This design was used on Apple keyboards until the mid-2000s.


Typographic Object #2
HOW ARE YOU

(OREO Edition)
2020

sold

Owner: E. Kulzer, Astoria, NY, USA
November 2020


Typographic Detail:
On the first day of January in 2002, the Euro currency was introduced. After 1999 keyboard manufacturers started to print a € sign on the E key. This makes it easy to spot the age of a European keyboard.   


Typographic Detail #2:
Notice the letter’s position on the key. The H and U are in the lower left and not on the upper left like most keyboards. Instead of an extended upright type with a rather static appeal, the typeface used here is condensed and cursive which gives the keys a fast look. This design was used on Apple keyboards until the mid-2000s.


Typographic Object #3
HOW ARE YOU

(A1243)
2020

sold

Owner: A. Hinderling, Berlin, Germany
November 2020


Typographic Detail:
Typographic Object #3 is entirely made from keys taken form Apple A1243 keyboards, which was introduced in 2007. On its back, one reads: Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China Model No. A1243 EMC No. 2171.


Typographic Object #4
HOW ARE YOU

2020

sold

Owner: P. Borgwat, Haarlem, Netherlands
November 2020


Typographic Object #5
HOW ARE YOU

(IBM Model M)
2020

sold

Owner: Y. Kafai, Philadelphia, US
November 2020


Trivia:
The keys used are taken from IBM Model M Keyboards designed in 1984 and presumably built around 1989 (see picture below). The IBM Model M Keyboard was manufactured in the United Kingdom. The unit is still being produced but moved from IBM to Unicomp Inc, Kentucky, USA.

In PCWorld (Jul 8, 2008) Benj Edwards writes about the Model M:
“Stung by the criticism, IBM assembled a ten-person task force to craft a new keyboard, according to David Bradley, a member of that task force and of the 5150’s design team. Their resulting 101-key design, 1984’s Model M, became the undisputed bellwether for the computer industry, with a layout that dominates desktops to this day. As we peek under the hood of this legend, you’ll soon see why many consider the Model M to be the greatest keyboard of all time.”



Typographic Object #6
HOW ARE YOU

2020


Typographic Detail:
On the first day of January in 2002, the Euro currency was introduced. After 1999 keyboard manufacturers started to print a € sign on the E key. This makes it easy to spot the age of a European keyboard.   


Typographic Detail #2:
Notice the letter’s position on the key. The H is in the lower left and not on the upper left like most keyboards. Instead of an extended upright type with a rather static appeal, the typeface used here is condensed and cursive which gives the keys a fast look. This design was used on Apple keyboards until the mid-2000s.

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Typographic Object #7
HOW ARE YOU

2020


Typographic Detail:
On the first day of January in 2002, the Euro currency was introduced. After 1999 keyboard manufacturers started to print a € sign on the E key. This makes it easy to spot the age of a European keyboard.   

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Typographic Object #8
HOW ARE YOU

(TETRIS)
2020

Typographic Detail:
On the first day of January in 2002, the Euro currency was introduced. After 1999 keyboard manufacturers started to print a € sign on the E key. This makes it easy to spot the age of a European keyboard.   

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