the typewriter series

I started carving images of typewriters, a sort of autobiographical take on things if you look at it in the proper light, here at my summer residency in Taos, New Mexico. As I am working diligently on a first (shitty) draft of the Shigeyoshi Murao biography here, it seemed apt that the writing would somehow leach into the illustration work.



But then, my dear friend and writer, Susan Ito, wrote to tell me that she was interested in putting together chapbooks (one for fiction, one for essays) and that got me all hot and bothered too. Continuing on the theme of manual typewriters, I've come up with two more. The image of the paper cranes has a rather dull title right now "Fiction" (please help inspire me to the land of more appropriate names).



If all goes well, we can work on putting these chapbooks together for release by this winter, don'tcha think?

4 comments:

Sammymatik said...

These prints are awesome, of course... I've seen nothing but magic from your ink covered fingers.

As for the book... Don't start demeaning it yet, no one's even read it but you and your opinion doesn't count till you hand off the draft!

Am I being too tough? hehheheh

Sammymatik said...

oh yeah...

I'm not sure which is my favorite? I like the two typewriters, haven't seen the 3rd yet, so can't be 100%

the T-10 is nice because of the color! yay team!

Claire Light said...

i fly like paper get high like cranes ...

okay, how about "getting high"? for a title i mean. or "flight of fancy" (argh) or "will you publish me when i get to a thousand?" or "typing = flying" or "origam me" or "writers do it with their fingers" or "defying conventional physics" or "1000 cranes a minute" or ...

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