Brazilian graphic designer Álvaro Franca has created a series titled “Typewritten Portraits” featuring his five favorite authors in Literature who worked on typewriters. The pieces, as shown below, are meticulously drawn or typed up with letters using a vintage typewriter, depicting amazingly detailed facial expressions. Enjoy these extraordinary artwork!
Franca developed the technique for imaging grayscale with typewriter during his 1-year stint in the Cambridge School of Art. Then he created the series “Typewritten Portraits” and considered it as a “project of experimental art.”
The series is an ongoing project, with more portraits to come. The first five portraits are: J.D. Salinger, Charles H. Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, Jose Saramago, and Clarice Lispector.
All images courtesy of Álvaro Franca and Fernando Dias (photographer), and are published with permission.