WINK Review: Typewriter Art


As with the personal computer, and so many other technologies, “The street finds its own uses for things.” (William Gibson) Almost immediately after the introduction of the typewriter, in 1874, artists, poets, and publishers realized they could appropriate the typewriter as an art tool – the letters that it stamped out could serve as graphic elements. Switch up the colors of the type ribbon, and you have a printing press. And a machine for making art.

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