Typewriter Art History

Though Stacey may have well produced more typewriter art before her famous butterfly, none of it is preserved and the anonymous plate from the 1893 manual is now considered the first recorded example of “art-typing.”

Though early typewriter art made its mark, the golden age of the discipline was still decades away — it wasn’t until the concrete poetry movement of the 1950s–1970s, best described as concerned with “poetry that appeals to the eye and not the ear,” that the typewriter became a commonly embraced artistic medium.

Source: A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today – Brain Pickings

Nadine Faye James Seems to be Missing

I posted a link to her site and one of her images awhile ago. Today, when checking her site, I found it gone. So I went looking for her and, in particular, her typewriter art. I found some but, no trace of herself yet. Contemporary art disappears so quickly once the artist site is gone. All the other sources soon have current artists to promote. Nadine has a few styles and modes of art, typewriter portraits seem to be her biggest hit but they were done quickly, as people waited. I like her art which includes elaborated typewritten characters in a drawing or cut out snowflakes. A very mixed media artist. Someone described her work as analog, that sort of covers it.

I studied illustration at U.W.E Bristol and the Royal Collage of Art and graduated in 2001. Since then I have been working as an illustrator. My work is produced using pen and ink, photocopies, Omnicrom, letterpress, Letraset, typewriters and occasional screen print. I like to collect stationery, make books, draw animals, (especially dogs) and drink lots of tea while I’m working.

Quoted from Nadine Faye James.

The following sites wrote a profile about Nadine and her art, some of them also sell her art (still):

It’s Nice That

Illustrators

Letterology

Flow Magazine

Crust Station

Stereohype