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Contemporary “Future of Western” Aug 20 in D.C.

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Type Bar selected one of eight exhibitors for “Future of Western” contemporary art exhibit in Washington D.C. The selections Type Bar exhibits several pieces reproduced from mailings created during the last year. The exhibit includes Gentlemen of Chance I. In addition, preliminary mailings from the forthcoming Gentlemen of Chance II will be on display. The exhibit will include images from the Type Bar archives along with the updated Slow Communication Manifesto. Type Bar recognizes the.. Read More

Mail Art Passionate yet Searing Letter to John

Type Bar dear john mail art letter

Mail Art Letter When this Free hand typed letter came through the website we decided better to turn it into a bit of mail art. This author fantastically conveys the feelings of being in a relationship. Both passionate and searing, I can feel the emotion. Dear John, Meeting you this summer has been one of the best things to happen to me. I am indebted to you. Our friendship has.. Read More

Typewriter Experiment 34

Typewriter Experiment 34 at The Type Bar

For this latest Typewriter Experiment, I wondered what would happen if I did some subtraction before my addition. I did not realize I would be coming up against copyright, ownership issues and infringement on personal space. I recalled from some elementary art project that I could erase glossy printed photographs to a plain white finish and thereby retrieve a canvas of sorts. So I thought to erase some spaces on.. Read More

Gentlemen of Chance – spiritual bureaucracy

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Gentlemen of Chance is a slow communication experiment in social hacktivism and “spiritual bureaucracy.” The art/action/communication consists of mailing 108 letters to prominent public figures from the Forbes 400. These are people who may influence fortunes or multitudes. Each letter contains a unique type-art impression designed for the recipient. The letter invites each person on a hero’s journey mindfulness practice to discover what action they are destined to take to.. Read More

Type Bar Meetup letters and quotes from February

Type Bar arts and quotes from meetup

Letters and quotes from the meetups so far this year have been fun and enlightening. More fun may be just meeting up with other typists and letter writers. And it may be watching the people’s reactions in the public place we meetup. What words of wisdom these are below, remains to be seen. Proprietary Rhode Island on the horizon? tell me how to get there. I will give you some.. Read More

Typewriter experiments exploring mail art visual poetry

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Use the Typewriter to create visual images. This is often called concrete poetry or shape poetry. The process arranges type elements on the page. The arrangement may be more important in conveying meaning than their verbal significance. It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry.  Concrete poetry relates more to the visual than to the verbal arts.  Historically, however, concrete poetry has developed from a long tradition of shaped poems in which the words are.. Read More