About our banner: it’s a nineteenth-century typewriter designed by Rasmus Malling Hansen, called the skrivekugle (“writing ball”). Among famous authors to use one is Friedrich Nietzsche.

The skrivekugle was the first typewriter to be commercially produced. But inventing it was just one of Hansen’s impressive accomplishments.

Rasmus Malling Hansen’s Wikipedia entry is a good place to find out more about him.

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