Jeremy Mayer’s Typewriter Art

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typewriter-2Jeremy Mayer makes his sculptures entirely from used typewriter parts. His process is strictly cold-assembly. He does not “solder, weld or glue these assemblages together.” His animals and insects are intricately detailed, and his human figures “entirely anatomically correct.” Mayer, based in Tahoe City, California, first began working with typewriters in 1994. “Though it is cold metal created by human hands, the typewriter is just as much a natural material as stone or wood.” (via DudeCraft)


Julie Greicius was Art Editor for The Rumpus when it launched in January 2009. One year later, she became Senior Literary Editor, and later, Senior Features Editor. Julie also co-edited the first book published by The Rumpus, Rumpus Women, Vol. 1, featuring personal essays and illustration from twenty kick-ass contributors. Her writing been featured on The Rumpus, Midnight Breakfast, Stanford Medicine Magazine, and BuzzFeed, as well as in the anthology The 27th Mile. She lives in California and is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board. More from this author →