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Interlocking Lines of Text Spring from Stephen Doyle’s Poetic Book Sculptures

 Art #books #language #paper #sculpture July 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Stephen Doyle, shared with permission Stephen Doyle describes his interconnected book sculptures as “miniature monuments, testaments to the power of language and metaphors of imagination.” Featuring angled scaffolding and interlocking constructions that appear to grow directly from the bound pages, the …

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A Rare Toshiba Typewriter from the 1950s Operates with a Trilingual Index of Thousands of Characters

 Design History #language #typewriters #video April 29, 2021 Grace Ebert  In the 1940s, Toshiba began producing index typewriters with massive, horizontal cylinders containing thousands of symbols. One edition, the BW-2112—watch the demonstration by the New Orleans-based Typewriter Collector above to see how the redesign utilizes manual rotation and a metal pointer to print …

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