There was a time when I was interested in wooden stamps; that is, until I realized that I lacked the artistic talent to put them to proper use. Making stamp art and cards is like any other artistic gift, you have it or you don't.
I remain interested in stamps as objects, the imperfectly unique impression they leave each time you use one. Stamps are staunchly unplugged; in order to use them you need ink and paper, and scissors and all sorts of three-dimensional unpixelated accessories that by nature take up time and space. Stamps aren't subject to mechanical failure, format upgrades, and other plagues of our digital times. Feel free to leave them in a drawer for ten years; they're going to work the same way when you dig them up again.
There are a lot of vintage typeset stamps online. You can find the one pictured above at left here. You can find customized punch tape and typewriter stamps (ah, punch tape. A subject for a future post) and even old typewriter stamps: here are some interesting vintage typewriter stamps illustrated by Edward Gorey: Chicago Underwood
I think typewriter stamps would make an interesting addition to typecasted posts. Might have to find a couple and incorporate them.
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