Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jeremy Mayer - Typewriter Sculptor

So the first question you should ask yourself is this, do I know what a carriage return is? If so, proceed forward with a certain degree of understanding how a traditional typewriter works. For those of us born pre-internet a word processor unit of some sorts was how papers were written up in school and before that, well lets just say the machines were a bit more mechanical.

Jeremy Mayer has taken the eloquence of those long since forgotten machines and transformed them from sci-fi story enablers into a true rebirth of function. The machines he creates are all built from old typewriters and nothing else. Seeing the intricacies of his work you can see his thought process unravel. Now imagine if he were to design pieces for a bike or car, now that would be damn cool.

What I find the most amazing and ultimately satisfying is the use of what some consider to be an antique and a shelf piece. With this type of re-imagination of mechanical parts, it gives us great hope for our 1951 Chevy 3600 restoration. Oh how the sheet metal is calling for us to bend, hammer and weld...