The Art of Typewriting

Yoko is in this collection of typewriten pieces, where design, art, literarture, poetry interrmix.

One page with a reproductiion of her 1961 long vertical invite to the show – SOGETSU CONTEMPORARY SERIES 15

This is a great book about working with type and typewriters, to create stunning images.

The Art of Typewriting

Marvin Sackner, Ruth Sackner, Steven Heller

List Price



Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Artwork: 570+ illustrations
Size: 10.2 in x 12.7 in x 1.2 in
Published: October 26th, 2015


The beloved typewriter­its utilitarian beauty, the pleasing percussive action of striking its keys, the singularity of the impressed page­is enjoying a genuine renaissance across the creative industries.

In this authoritative publication, the founders of the Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, the largest such collection in the world, apply their experience, mining the collection they have created over four decades to present examples produced by more than 200 of the worlds finest typewriter artists. From the early ornamental works produced by secretaries in the late nineteenth century to more recent works that consider the unique position of the typewritten document in the digital age, there is an astonishing and delightful range of creativity in every artwork.

The Art of Typewriting features three main sections: an introduction to the history of the typewriter and its art; an expansive plate section showing key works rendered in exquisite detail; and a reference section featuring biographies of the genres most influential artists and writers. The books layout has been created by Londons leading graphic design studio, Graphic Thought Facility, and each book has a cover with a unique combination of front and back image, meaning no two books are the same.


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