When most people come across a typewriter, the thing that usually goes through their mind is: “This is so outdated, who even uses this anymore?” Well, UK artist James Cook does and not in the way you would think.
See, Cook isn’t just some hipster who decided that writing on a laptop is too convenient. He actually uses a typewriter to create stunning artworks.
Using just letters, characters, punctuation marks, and blanks, Cook is able to create impressively detailed portraits, landscapes, and still life art. He uses various techniques in order to produce the desired effect, including overlaying and changing the pressure used for typing.
According to the artist, he has been working on typewriter art for the past six years and has more than a hundred pieces. His works can take anywhere from a week to several months to complete depending on the size that ranges from postcards to massive rolls of paper.
Check out more of his works below.