27 de enero de 2014

I like engravings

Very much inspired by Michael, here is my little typewriter engravings show. Ain't they cutely cut? A much neglected art, these days.

First guess, then scroll.













Schreibmaschine in Meyers 1900

source: Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5th edition, tome XX. Yearly supplement 1899-1900, Leizpig and Vienna 1900.

PS: are these engravings, or etchings?
  

4 comentarios:

  1. Beautiful. These show a lot of skill. Does anyone do this anymore?

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  2. Technology arrives in this household via the Big Brown Truck. As that truck trundles along delivering the wondrous and magical to all of us, I envision it leaving skills and ingenious devices of a former age behind in the dust. So thank goodness for the gleaners who collect and re-purpose those scraps. There is the Typosphere, of course, maintaining the best uses of typewriters, but a quick search finds that the art of engraving does indeed still live, even in the form of an engraved apple!
    http://imwm.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Consummate-miniature-engraving-art-of-apple.jpg

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  3. Technically, i suppose, the images here are etchings, i.e., prints made from a metal plate in which a reverse image has been etched by acid.

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