xoxoxoBruce Sunday Oct 12 12:37 AM
October 12, 2008: Typewriter Art
I got an email about Paul Smith, with samples of his art work.
I figure if you're computer literate enough to be here reading this, you've run across some ANSI or ASCII art on the web. Some is pretty crude and some is very complex, but hey, it came from a computer. Yeah, yeah, I know, hand coding, but they didn't need white-out... make a change and print, repeat.
Generating those pictures on a typewriter, even without the additional hurdles Paul Smith faced, is nothing short of amazing to me. A real
TheMercenary Sunday Oct 12 03:50 AM
That is pretty amazing.
Agent-G Sunday Oct 12 04:19 AM
that is soooo cool. Nothing short of amazing
SPUCK Sunday Oct 12 05:36 AM
So.. Umm.. What's a typewriter?
TheMercenary Sunday Oct 12 05:56 AM
ZenGum Sunday Oct 12 07:51 AM
I have a typewriter but I can't find the cable to plug it in. Useless damn thing.
Razzmatazz13 Sunday Oct 12 08:58 AM
My grandmother used to let me play with her typewriter when I was little. I still think it's the coolest machine, and spending the time to actually type with it, use the correction ribbon when I messed up, and untangle the keys every three and a half seconds really did give me a better appreciation of what we have now. So there, merc :P
sweetwater Sunday Oct 12 09:08 AM
At last! Something that an infinite number of chimpanzees with typewriters could not produce in an infinite amount of time.
Cicero Sunday Oct 12 10:44 AM
Heh. I love typewriters and typewriter art! Especially the ones with no correction keys and the art that comes from it. This does not allow for screw ups.
Elspode Sunday Oct 12 11:45 AM
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra
YellowBolt Sunday Oct 12 08:58 PM
Are there any closeups of his art on the web, by chance? Just to take a look at the level of detail involved.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Oct 13 01:42 AM
Yes, at the first link.
ZenGum Monday Oct 13 06:19 AM
Cicero Monday Oct 13 10:25 AM
spudcon Monday Oct 13 12:32 PM
Shawnee123 Monday Oct 13 01:55 PM
I wish you could zoom in to the pictures to see the actual characters. I don't see proof they aren't just real drawings.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Oct 13 11:36 PM
If you go to the first link, and click through the galleries, they show closeups.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Oct 14 09:13 AM
I didn't click far enough in.