This architectural portrait was typed on a 1971 Tippa Typewriter which James discovered at a local charity shop in Braintree, Essex. This art was featured in a short film by James back in January, 2020 when he visited many local, scenic locations close to where he resides. During production of this art, the weather was temperamental. The original work unfortunately developed a small hole during its production subsequent to the adverse weather.
~ excerpt from Typewriter Art for Essex, vol. 1
“A short film about the production of my typewriter art of various scenes around the Essex countryside from December 2019. The three “typicitions” were partly-drawn from observation. I spent no more than 3 hours at each location and completed these drawings indoors (where it was nice and warm.) These drawings were typed on my 71″ Adler Tippa and 56″ Oliver Courier typewriter.“
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~ James Cook.
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James Cook has been creating type-written portraits for over 6 years and has accumulated more than 100 drawings over that time. His first exhibition at Thaxted Guildhall, Essex of the summer of 2020 allowed him to display his collection of 35 typewriters and some of his work from the collection. James has been featured on many television news programmes such as BBC News, ITV’s Good Morning Britain and Sky.