Typewriting is completely different than writing on a laptop. The great writers of the 20th century sensually experienced what they wrote. They filled small rooms with the sound of it. They hunched and pounded and swung with a hypnotic rhythm: clack-clack-clack-clack-ding-kashonk!-clack-clack-clack. They thought about what they'd put down, then hammered it out, marking out typos and misplaced words and even entire lines with x's, revealing their very human process in hard marks on the white paper.


My typewritten portraits honor the creations of writers who've been formative in my life. You can buy them at the Typewritten Portraits shop on Etsy or see their story on Instagram (link below).

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