Break out the white-out? 8-foot-tall typewriter to be displayed in Boston this summer

Get ready to break out the white-out, Boston. An 8-foot-tall typewriter is coming to the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway this summer.

A group of artists and designers is building a 24-to-1-scale model of a 1927 Underwood Standard Portable typewriter that will be featured at the FIGMENT Boston festival in July. It's also set to appear at the Burning Man celebration in Nevada later this year.

The Boston Globe reports ( the typewriter will have 14-inch letter keys that react when walked upon.

The Cat and the Cockroach Collective of artists and designers has raised more than $20,000 for the project.

The concept was inspired by a New York Evening Sun column from the 1920s called Archy and Mehitabel that featured a poet reincarnated as a cockroach who wrote his adventures.


This story has been corrected to show the name is Kennedy, not Kenney.