Typewriters Created the Original Text Art

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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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →