The Type Bar

Type Bar Japan hosts artists, collectors and students in Nakameguro, Nikko and Nerima

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What happens when you bring a bunch of vintage manual typewriters, stationery and vintage stamps to Japan for letter writing events? A lot. Below is a summary of Type Bar Japan and a thank you at the end of this page for a huge unexpected gift given to the project. Read more about each event here: Just Another Space, Nikko Coffee (with the arrival story), and NED Academy. Two Type Bars were planned. It was a.. Read More

Type Bar at Nikko Coffee in Imaichi

Type Bar Nikko Coffee

This was by far the most scenic Type Bar on the trip. The decor and ambiance at Nikko Coffee’s Imaichi store is so fitting to the event. With the supreme help of Hajime and Yuichi, who Masayo @odashitokyo introduced to us, about twenty people showed up to write letters. It was such a lovely time. Not to mention that Nikko Coffee has the best tasting coffee I have had in.. Read More

Type Bar at Just Another Space, Nakameguro, Tokyo

Type Bar Just Another Space Taka Stands

Friends and strangers alike came out to Just Another Space to type letters, sample the excellent locally produced yerba mate soft drink (yum), and otherwise have a good time. Special thanks goes out to Mari from Just Another Agency for hosting us, even while working on deadline for her own projects. The venue was a classic living room setting. A great place for a photo shoot or parties if you need.. Read More

Letters of praise and folly

Type Bar in Action Nov 15

November has been a time for praise and folly at the Type Bar. Letter requests have been coming in from around the world and all around town. With the holiday approaching, some get sentimental and others get courageous. Here are some of my favorite quotes. And a gallery of the manner they were typed. Seems the mailart vibe is happening here. It’s way more fun to get more sticky tacky stuff.. Read More

Letter from the moon (archive)

Envelope from the Moon The Type Bar

Dear Miss … I’m writing to you from the moon. It’s closer than I thought it would be, with secret tunnels, holes and adventures. Sometimes Beyonce starts playing out of the sky. It’s so odd. Form today, July 24 on and for the rest of our lives, let’s look down on ourselves as if we were on the moon. What would we do next? How would we live? Missyou and.. Read More

Some art goes beyond the rest

Some Art Goes Beyond The Type Bar Letter

“Time has told me You’re a rare find A troubled cure for a troubled mind.” Some art goes beyond the rest. As this time goes on the way it does, I often recall West Hollywood, at times I even miss it. But more than that, I wonder about you. What new ends and beginnings you have come to. With only fashionable flash moment for reflection , I wonder a little what.. Read More

I wish we were still living in a time of letters and postcards.

The Type Bar setup with Envelope and Stamp

I wish we were still living in a time of letters and postcards. Because then I could blame the ringing silence on the millions of miles between us. You could have written a letter to me months ago, but for some unfortunate reason I never received it…because unlike an email or a phone call, there are countless ways a letter could get trapped or lost on its journey halfway across.. Read More

If there is no sound in space

The Type Bar Envelope for Lost Letter

If there is no sound in space, how can I hear all the words you’ve ever said to me echo against my body like meteorites shaping another world? I’m millions of light years away leaving me with the thought that you’re long dead, but honey you’ve always been that way. I don’t know if I miss you, honestly. We were so good but that was in the past, and we.. Read More

Waiting by the mailbox for your letter

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Dear Abigail, How are you? I miss you. I am at a party and thought about writing to you. I wonder what you are going to do for your birthday party? I bet it is going to be awesome. I wish I could be there to celebrate with you. We could get dressed up and dance around. So what are you going to do now that you are six? Maybe.. Read More

Haiku self help and lost love – Letters from September

The Type Bar popup

The most ominous sealed envelope from last month’s Type Bar pop up at Art and Flea said “Do not open until the end, or if you lost all hope”. Sadly, I am not clear which letter this envelope enclosed. Other typists who took their hands to The Type Bar formed other stories to tell. A Haiku dogs are everywhere I am in love with the world today is the day.. Read More