- 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.
Faster than Writing with a Pen
The Pioneers: Words as Image
The Golden Age: Structure = Content
The Book: Best Lookers rather than Best Sellers
Contemporary Works: Between Poetry and Painting