Believe it or not, the art below was created with a…typewriter.

Until now, I thought this was as good as typewriter art got:

Paul Smith (1921-2004) created an impressive portfolio of typewriter art even though he suffered from severe spastic cerebral palsy most of his life.

Basic tasks like eating, walking and bathing were difficult. Yet, somehow Paul perfected his art to such a degree that he was able to create shadings and textures that resembled charcoal and pencil drawings. His portraits were typically composed of the repeating characters: @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _.

I think this guy is the whole package as far as artists go. He has the skill to catch our eye and back story to hold our attention. Most artist have skill but lack a truly unique story to inspire us and we ponder their work.