Triumph by Julia Ziegler
No.3 of the TYPEWRITTEN series: Triumph by Julia Ziegler , Germany.
This book features 20 minimalistic typewriter drawings, and a printer’s summary page.
“The sheets are drawn with a TRIUMPH mechanical typewriter in 2000/2001. Using the shape of existing characters to set new characters, the symbol becomes a line representing itself. Abstract and figurative impressions merge. This “drawing” is a schematized and at the same time spontaneous process. The typewriter as historical means of rationalization is taken ad absurdum, since the production of drawings is cumbersome and slow. Its shortcomings generate sensual qualities: individual expressions of the signs, shifts, as well as a slight relief.”
Printed on my Gestetner 320 mimeograph, Handbound edition of 45 copies of which 29 are for sale, 40 pages, size A4.
The TYPEWRITTEN series is edited by psw and published together with Timglaset Editions.