"Had Your Portrait Typewritten?" feat. Hobart Reese.
Portraits of President Harding, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks scanned from the March 1922 issue of Science and Invention magazine, via.
The article The Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art shows works from a typewriter-focused magazine from 1893. The butterfly on the far right has been around the netz for a while, but middle one (by the same author, Flora Stacey) and the ship (by Frederick Carles) are new to us atleast.
"frida kahlo" typoportrait by kevin mcpherson eckhoff
A concrete poem by Earle Birney and a poem by David Frith as well as event listings for Alan Neil Trio and an ad for a bp nichol book (1967)
Illustration under the title “the physicist and society” from transformation, issue 3, 1952
Four Allegorical Constructs for Winter by Travis Wyche
Tool below, result above. By Ian Parberry, 1975.
Here is my first attempt. It’s made from four sheets of typing paper glued together. If you look close up, it’s made using just a few letters including M, I, and M overstruck with X or $ to get the darkest shade approaching black.