Typewriters Created the Original Text Art


Before there was email circulating ASCII artwork, there was the typewriter. Hyperallergic looks back at the avant-garde world of typewriter art that includes everything from the abstract to the geometric.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →