Monday, July 11, 2011

Kicking It Old School in NYC

The New York Magazine published a great article today for analog enthusiasts everywhere titled, The Analog Underground by Ashlea Halpern. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Peterman/Courtesy of the Brooklyn Art Library)

From typewriter repairmen to book binding and film photography boutiques, the article provides a list of the who's who of the underground analog community in NYC.
As I black-and-white 35mm film photographer, I am happy to see that I am not alone in my love for the arts of analog. I already made a "must-see" list of shops and festivals to see on my next visit to the big apple including the Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair, The Center for Alternative Photography, the Poets House (which is outfitted with vintage typewrites for children to write poetry), the sketchbook wall at the Brooklyn Art Library and a pop-up bookbinders gallery truck that roams the streets called Show and Tell.

For those of you who like to rock it old school, but are still are a techie geek @ heart, here are three great gadget crossovers on the market:
- USB Typewriters: Lovers of the look, feel, and quality of old fashioned manual typewriters can now use them as keyboards for any USB-capable computer, such as a PC, Mac, or even an iPad!

- Faux Mixtapes: This fake mistape unfolds to reveal a handwritten track list and 1GB USB drive.
- Retro Ninetendo USB Game Controller: Combines nostalgia for Super Mario Brothers while giving in to your addiction to Angry Birds.

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