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Type Bar at the Living Room – Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston

The Type Bar was invited to host a Living Room in the new wing of the Isabella Steward Gardner. Inspired by a project of the same name created for the Gardner Museum in 2000 by Artist-in-Residence Lee Mingwei, the Living Room is a place of learning and inspiration for visitors. The Saturday series invites artists to bring in their collections for display and discussion. The vintage typewriters fit in perfectly.. Read More

Type Bar New Year – spreading the art of slow communication

Type Bar communication at MFA Now

This has been quite the slow communication year for the Type Bar. We started in Nikko, Tochigi, Japan and ended up Plate Tokyo in Minato-ku. With Boston, New York, Maine, South Carolina, Washington DC and Wisconsin in between. Type Bar guests typed over 650 letters at our events. We mailed simple communications to every state in the U.S. and to over 40 countries. In addition we received an unexpected response.. Read More

Letters to The World – Type Bar at Museum Fine Arts Boston

The Type bar at mfaNow The Type Bar took dictation at two MFA overnights this winter. We engaged dozens of typists to type roughly 500 letters between the two events. Supported by the Fenway Community Center, Type Bar volunteers and guests heard each others stories and hand typed the messages mailing them to people in over 25 countries and 21 U.S. states. Thank you to all the volutneers that came out to.. Read More

Contemporary “Future of Western” Aug 20 in D.C.

type bar exhibit future of western

Type Bar selected one of eight exhibitors for “Future of Western” contemporary art exhibit in Washington D.C. The selections Type Bar exhibits several pieces reproduced from mailings created during the last year. The exhibit includes Gentlemen of Chance I. In addition, preliminary mailings from the forthcoming Gentlemen of Chance II will be on display. The exhibit will include images from the Type Bar archives along with the updated Slow Communication Manifesto. Type Bar recognizes the.. Read More

Mail Art Passionate yet Searing Letter to John

Type Bar dear john mail art letter

Mail Art Letter When this Free hand typed letter came through the website we decided better to turn it into a bit of mail art. This author fantastically conveys the feelings of being in a relationship. Both passionate and searing, I can feel the emotion. Dear John, Meeting you this summer has been one of the best things to happen to me. I am indebted to you. Our friendship has.. Read More

Type Bar in Fenway News and Awesome Foundation Grant

Type Bar featured in the Fenway News. Thanks for the lovely article Ms. Bruun. Hope to see you and yours next month while we make it happen on the theme, “Letters of Encouragement”. March, 2016 Type Bar received an Awesome Foundation grant back in March. Thank you for the support. We will keep trying to be as awesome as possible. We used the funds to repair some of the old machines,.. Read More

Encouragement Letter from Type Bar Summer Dreams at Fenway Community

The Type Bar at Fenway a letter writing heaven

Encouragement letter from Daniella Dear Susannah, and Gina, Here is a letter of encouragement. Here is a reminder to step away from the computer every once in a while. Thrombosis and warfarin will still be there when you get back, I promise. Here is a reminder that the people that you meet now are special and you will appreciate them even more once you leave school, because you will have.. Read More

Typewriter Experiment 34

Typewriter Experiment 34 at The Type Bar

For this latest Typewriter Experiment, I wondered what would happen if I did some subtraction before my addition. I did not realize I would be coming up against copyright, ownership issues and infringement on personal space. I recalled from some elementary art project that I could erase glossy printed photographs to a plain white finish and thereby retrieve a canvas of sorts. So I thought to erase some spaces on.. Read More

Type Bar at assisted living residence

Typing letters at The Type bar

It’s been on the platen for a long time, so we finally started our series of Type Bars at an assisted living residence in Boston. I am so glad we did. It looks like the beginning of something pretty awesome. After only a couple of meetings we are already building a following. And the stories are worth writing home about. From history, to collecting, to politics, we have a lot.. Read More

Type Bar Meetup letters and quotes from February

Type Bar arts and quotes from meetup

Letters and quotes from the meetups so far this year have been fun and enlightening. More fun may be just meeting up with other typists and letter writers. And it may be watching the people’s reactions in the public place we meetup. What words of wisdom these are below, remains to be seen. Proprietary Rhode Island on the horizon? tell me how to get there. I will give you some.. Read More