Artist draws with a typewriter and the results belong in a museum

These elaborate artworks are made up of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks

#4 Ludwig van Beethoven

Artist draws with a typewriter and the results belong in a museum 16
Credit: Instagram / jamescookartwork
Artist draws with a typewriter and the results belong in a museum 17
Credit: Instagram / jamescookartwork

Drawn using Cook’s turquoise 1970s Smith Corona typewriter, this portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven is based on an 1820 illustration of the German composer and pianist made by Joseph Karl Stieler. While this typewriter art looks like a black and white photocopy of Stieler’s painting from afar, a closer look at it reveals that majority of Beethoven’s face is drawn with several “at sign” punctuation marks.