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When I was writing term papers back in high school, my father would take me to his office where I had access to a room full of IBM Selectric™ typewriters. I can still recall the distinctive sound of their rotating type heads

I was reminded of this the other day when I stumbled upon a fascinating website (at least to me) which shows 'Writers and Their Typewriters' — like Charles Bukowski and his Royal HH…
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Gwendolyn Brooks and her Underwood 6…
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Helen Keller with her Hammond…
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…and Dr. Seuss, poking away at his 1950s Smith-Corona portable.
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Author Cormac McCarthy (No Country For Old Men and The Road) bought this Lettera 32 Olivetti in a Knoxville, Tennessee pawn shop for $50 in 1963…
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McCarthy typed five million words on it over 50 years—including every book he ever wrote—before putting it up for auction in 2009. It sold for $254,500.

C.S. Lewis is said to have detested typewriters, preferring instead to write his books in longhand. His brother typed the final book drafts for him on a Royal Signet.

High school term papers aside, the 'typewriter' I used to do my first 'real writing' — was an original Apple Macintosh (see illustration at top of this email) in the computer room at the KU School of Design. So maybe I'm not so 'old school' after all.

For those who find this subject as fascinating as I do, here are some additional links.
Writers and their typewriters seems to be a popular subject!
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Jack Kerouac's manuscript for On the Road was typed out on a 120-foot-long scroll of paper.
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The very end of the scroll is missing, but includes a note by Kerouac which states, "Ate by Patchkee, a dog."
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Do YOU know what QWERTY means? If not, click the illustration.
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"Most heartfelt, I thank my typewriter. My typewriter is a Hermes 3000, surely one of the noblest instruments of European genius. It has kept me for 30 years out of the dry embrace of the computer."
–Larry McMurtry
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Monday, February 20th is Presidents' Day, but just exactly whose birthday you'll be celebrating depends on where you live. (It all seems a little too complicated to me.)
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“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream.” 
― Jack Kerouac
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1. Ninety-seven-year-old Mary wrote to her best friend Cathy every single day for 77 years, but after exchanging more than 50,000 letters, they burned them all.

2. The Many Lives of the Medieval Wound Man.

3. If you're afraid of heights, you probably shouldn't watch this video. Or this one. (Don't try any of this at home, kids!)

4. 100 best opening lines from children's books.

5. The secret libraries of history, via The BBC.
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Several weeks ago, I wrote about the illustrations I did for LifeStyle Magazine. The response to the article was amazing and I'm still getting a lot of new subscribers from it, so I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome them to The Happiness of Art!
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The 'Ripples of a Kind Heart', 'Puppy' and 'A Mother's Heart' prints featured in the magazine will be available for purchase in the near future. Stay tuned to this newsletter for updates.

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“You have my whole heart. You always did.” 
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road
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“It took me 20 years to buy an electric typewriter, because I was afraid it would be too sensitive. I like to bang the keys. I'm doing action stories, so that's the way I like to do it.” 
― Elmore Leonard
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Each month I give away one hand-signed, limited edition Giclée fine art print (matted, but unframed) to a lucky newsletter subscriber. Winners—who are notified via email at the beginning of each month—may select one of the prints shown below.
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“We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.” 
― Gwendolyn Brooks
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About Me

Hi. I’m D.E.Uhlig. I’m an artist, author, husband and father.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to draw. Years ago I gave my wife a hand-drawn card for our anniversary, and she loved it so much she made me promise to ALWAYS hand-draw her cards. Then our three kids made me promise to do the same with their birthday cards. And when I posted some of my drawings online, people began asking how they could purchase my work—so I created this newsletter. I believe in something I like to call “The Happiness of Art” and I hope it makes you smile.

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D.E.Uhlig is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Kansas City Star, Christian Science Monitor, University Daily Kansan, Editorial Humor Magazine, and World Policy Journal. Commercial illustration and design clients over the years have included Samsung, Sprint, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, among others—and his Starbucks RedCup illustrations have been featured on the company's Pinterest and Facebook pages. In 1989, Mr. Uhlig co-founded Uhlig LLC, a leading provider of cross-media publishing and communication services in industries ranging from residential housing to book publishing to cancer care. Mr. Uhlig is married with three children and resides in Kansas City. He is currently working on children’s books, ebooks and apps.

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