Grandparents is a commission from 2018. James received an email from a customer from Mexico who wished to have a portrait produced of his grandparents. Coincidentally, the male figure, grandpa, was also called James Cook.
The drawing was typed on 160 gsm A4 satin card paper stock back in 2020.
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.