The Glamour Of Speed

ShowImage-4.asp Even at the command of a skilled typist, an old-time manual typewriter is not all that fast--and it never looks fast. So how is a designer to suggest speed and the modernity that speed represents?

By association, of course. And this one is a clever one. Not only does the poster, up for auction at Swann Galleries, turn the typewriter into a train-by-association, it stylizes the train to make it look faster and more modern than anything you'd actually see on the rails.

The one flaw in the message: Most of us don't want to turn out blank pages. It is faster though...