There's no denying that typewriters were (and are!) fantastically complex and beautiful pieces of machinery. They're also noisy, expensive, and a pain to use. With Pop Chart's Visual Compendium of Typewriters though, you can have the best of both worlds: antique art and a backspace key.
The chart features over 60 hand-illustrations of typewriters dating all the way back to the 1870s, to more modern marvels like the IBM Selectric I. You can pick up an 18" x 24" (45 cm x 60 cm) print of these old-school word-smithing bad boys at Pop Chat Labs for an introductory sale price of $23 (£14). Just think about all the paper you're saving with email, and it's easy to justify the cost. For a better, zoom-able, look at the individual typewriters on the poster, follow the link to the Pop Chart website. [Pop Chart Labs]