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Typewriter Sculptures by Jeremy Mayer


Jeremy Mayer

I disassemble typewriters and then reassemble them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. I do not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together- the process is entirely cold assembly. I do not introduce any part to the assemblage that did not come from a typewriter.  

via MosesHawk

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Typewriter Music


from SynthGear:

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) was a composer of pops orchestral music, mainly composing short, happy pieces.

In 1950, Leroy wrote a piece called “The Typewriter”, which featured a solo on a mechanical typewriter. The Typewriter received its first performance when Leroy Anderson conducted the one minute and forty-five second song for a Decca Records recording session in 1953. Shortly after, a full band arrangement was published by Fred Werle.

Below is a 2008 performance of that piece by the Strauss Festival Orchestra, featuring percussionist Martin Breinschmid on the typewriter:

The 1963 film “Who’s Minding the Store?” features Jerry Lewis pantomiming playing the typewriter part in mid-air:

from Typewriter Music | SynthGear

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Project Thirty-Three: Your Keys To Success (Olivetti, 1968)


Uncredited design for Olivetti Underwood typewriter course on LP.

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A-Morphic Typewriter: The Original Collage


Photo of the original collage on cardboard. Approximately size: 90 x 60 cm. The collage was done by eight hands: Hugo Werner, Simon Grendene, Jens Mebes and Jenny Trans.

The original a-morphic project consisted on a website working as an umbrella for five designers: Hugo Werner, Simon Grendene, Jens Mebes, Jenny Trans and Ralf Leeb.

The main Flash interface was made by combining collage elements in a 3D space. Each element (typewriter, telephone, radio and 16mm projector) represented a portfolio section and was based on an handmade collage.

The typewriter collage used here is an old Underwood No. 5 model. Jens Mebes and I took around 90 shoots from different angles and distances.

We later collectively re-assembled all parts transforming the original object into a very dynamic and cubist-like composition.

Unfortunately the website is no longer on-line.

via Hugo Werner


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