Art takes many different shapes, and all of them are beautiful in their own ways. Still, every now and then, something comes along that takes us completely by surprise!
James Cook, a 23-year-old architecture student in the U.K., has been creating stunning drawings using manual typewriters. Yes, you read that right! He bought his first typewriter, a 1956 Oliver Courier, in 2014 and has since collected several more. With each machine, he creates intricate portraits of real-life scenes, and they are truly mesmerizing! Check out 10 of our favorites below.
1. A mind-blowing portrait of American pianist Richard Tee.
2. A replica of the Layer Marney Tower in England, which is nearly as accurate as the original.
3. A “sketch” of a client’s grandparents that looks like it was drawn by hand.
4. A schnauzer that looks so real we want to snuggle it!
5. A ship that could have come straight out of a history book.
6. Napoleon Dynamite, looking better than ever!
7. This portrait of actor David Tennant, which seems eerily real.
8. The most realistic Chrysler Building… besides the actual building in New York City.
9. This gorgeous rendition of London’s Tower Bridge, which rivals the real deal.
10. Actor Jeff Goldblum, captured with impressive mastery.
These are absolutely incredible! Who knew people could make museum-worthy masterpieces on a typewriter?
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