Pictures Made from a Thousand Words


“Art-typing,” or using a typewriter to create visual art, first stemmed from experimenting stenographers and then blossomed in the 1950s with the concrete poetry movement.

A new anthology, Typewriter Art, looks at the history of this form. Brainpickings has a review and some stunning samples.

P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →