iTypewriter
Longing for the nostalgic clickity clack sound of typing keys on a typewriter? The concept of the iTypewriter accessory by industrial designer Austin Yang, tries to mix the clunkiness and noise of a retro-style typewriter with the new technology and sleek design of Apple’s iPad tablet.
The designer explains the concept for the iTypewriter prototype in his own words:

“It is a typewriter for the ipad. Users can enjoy the old feeling of typing and also the lastest technology…People could be able to recollect old experience and memory by familiar appearance and haptic feedback. Instead of stroking on the screen with no feedback…User can experience the physical strength transfer from the keypad and the movement of each key.”
—Austin Yang, on the iTypewriter

(discovered via mashable, hear the slow typing via youtube)

iTypewriter

Longing for the nostalgic clickity clack sound of typing keys on a typewriter? The concept of the iTypewriter accessory by industrial designer Austin Yang, tries to mix the clunkiness and noise of a retro-style typewriter with the new technology and sleek design of Apple’s iPad tablet.

The designer explains the concept for the iTypewriter prototype in his own words:

“It is a typewriter for the ipad. Users can enjoy the old feeling of typing and also the lastest technology…People could be able to recollect old experience and memory by familiar appearance and haptic feedback. Instead of stroking on the screen with no feedback…User can experience the physical strength transfer from the keypad and the movement of each key.”

Austin Yang, on the iTypewriter

(discovered via mashable, hear the slow typing via youtube)

“Cold War Relics: The Wende Museum Saves Communist Design” 
Steven Heller interviews the Founder and Director for the Wende Museum in Culver City, Justinian Jampol.

"From toys to chunks of the Berlin Wall, this California-based  collection is showing that Cold War design is more than just propaganda."—Steven Heller

The publisher Taschen is publishing a large book for "the world’s largest Cold War visual archive" in 2012 to coincide with the Wende Museum’s 10th anniversary.
(via The Atlantic)

“Cold War Relics: The Wende Museum Saves Communist Design”

Steven Heller interviews the Founder and Director for the Wende Museum in Culver City, Justinian Jampol.

"From toys to chunks of the Berlin Wall, this California-based collection is showing that Cold War design is more than just propaganda."
Steven Heller

The publisher Taschen is publishing a large book for "the world’s largest Cold War visual archive" in 2012 to coincide with the Wende Museum’s 10th anniversary.

(via The Atlantic)