Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology

By Barrie Tullett

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  • Paperback
  • 180 illustrations
  • 176 pages
  • 9⅛ x 7½ ins
  • ISBN 9781780673479
  • Published May 2014

The first typewriter artist to find fame was Flora F. F. Stacey, with her butterfly drawing of 1898; but since the very beginning of the typewriter’s existence, artists, designers, poets, and writers have used this rigorous medium to produce an astounding range of creative work.

This beautiful book brings together some of the best examples by typewriter artists around the world. As well as key historical work from the Bauhaus, H. N. Werkman, and the concrete poets, there is art by contemporary practitioners, both typewriter artists who use the keyboard as a "palette" to create artworks, and artists/typographers using the form as a compositional device. The book will appeal to graphic designers, typographers, artists, and illustrators, and anyone fascinated by predigital technology.

About the Author

Barrie Tullett is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at the Lincoln School of Art and Design, and cofounder of The Caseroom Press, an independent publisher of artists' books based in Lincoln and Edinburgh. As a freelance graphic designer, his clients have included Canongate Books, Princeton University Press and Penguin Books, amongst others.

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Faster than Writing with a Pen

Chapter 1
The Pioneers: Words as Image

Chapter 2
The Golden Age: Structure = Content

Chapter 3
The Book: Best Lookers rather than Best Sellers
Chapter 4
Contemporary Works: Between Poetry and Painting