Hailed by the Huffington Post as one of the best art books of the year – The Art of Typewriting presents 600 of the most exceptional works on paper ever produced. From early ornamental pages produced by secretaries in the late nineteenth century to more recent works that consider the typewritten document in the digital age, there is an astonishing range of creativity in every piece.
Published to great acclaim in 2015, only a few hundred copies remain. To commemorate this unique manual art form, Volume is releasing the final copies of the book with a specially designed slipcase limited to an edition of only 200 copies. A witty collaboration between the book’s designers, London-based studio Graphic Thought Facility, and Johannes Lang, who runs a ‘letter-making enterprise’ in Vienna, each numbered copy of the slipcase is unique, featuring a ‘coded ribbon’ that ‘wraps’ each slipcase in a different configuration.
With contributions by graphic-design historian Steven Heller and digital guru John Maeda, the result is a highly collectible volume that exalts the printed letterform to its highest form of expression and the creative obsessions that marry the mechanical act of typewriting with the poetic aesthetics of computer code.