What is typewriter artist? And someone still use typewriter? These are two questions came into my mind when I came across an article about John Cook. After checking the UK-based artist James Cook’s work, I have to say “typewriters might be considered as a thing of the past, it can do something amazing in some creative hands.

Cook has collected almost 30 typewriters that range from mechanical portable machines from the 1950s to early electronic typewriters from the 90s. Using this vintage technology, Cook renders detailed landscapes and portraits by typing a careful assemblage of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks onto sheets of paper. Cook has spent six years honing his skills on age-old machines, producing over 100 detailed drawings.

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