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John Steinbeck Portrait

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I'm a huge fan of John Steinbeck. I *love* Cannery Row, and East of Eden, and In Dubious Battle; they fascinate and terrify and inspire me. My favorite of all, though, is the lesser-known short novel The Moon Is Down. It's the story of a little town in northern Europe that never gives up when invading soldiers occupy it during WWII. What makes it so special: Steinbeck takes care to humanize the enemy. They're not soulless villains. They're people, with ambitions and remorse and complex motivations. That's why I chose it for the canvas of this portrait.

The process of writing on a typewriter is different from anything other writing style. This typewritten portrait honors the slow, methodical, finger-pounding work Steinbeck put in at his Hermes Baby typewriter typing out this powerful story. The first couple of chapters are captured here, alive in the visual texture of the letters, the slight variations in spacing, the typos that come from the necessity of always moving forward. It's fully legible and clear, allowing you (or visitors to your home) to actually start reading the book as they stare at your wall.

This is a digital print on archival matte paper. It's very high resolution, virtually indistinguishable from the original, and will arrive rolled in a tube.

Other format options:
+ Framed & matted: simple black frame, off-white matte and acrylic glass.
+ The original is also currently still available.
I'm a huge fan of John Steinbeck. I *love* Cannery Row, and East of Eden, and In Dubious Battle; they fascinate and terrify and inspire me. My favorite of all, though, is the lesser-known short novel The Moon Is Down. It's the story of a little town in northern Europe that never gives up when invading soldiers occupy it during WWII. What makes it so special: Steinbeck takes care to humanize the enemy. They're not soulless villains. They're people, with ambitions and remorse and complex motivations. That's why I chose it for the canvas of this portrait.

The process of writing on a typewriter is different from anything other writing style. This typewritten portrait honors the slow, methodical, finger-pounding work Steinbeck put in at his Hermes Baby typewriter typing out this powerful story. The first couple of chapters are captured here, alive in the visual texture of the letters, the slight variations in spacing, the typos that come from the necessity of always moving forward. It's fully legible and clear, allowing you (or visitors to your home) to actually start reading the book as they stare at your wall.

This is a digital print on archival matte paper. It's very high resolution, virtually indistinguishable from the original, and will arrive rolled in a tube.

Other format options:
+ Framed & matted: simple black frame, off-white matte and acrylic glass.
+ The original is also currently still available.

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TypewrittenPortraits made this item with help from

  • Finer Works, San Antonio, TX
TypewrittenPortraits made this item with help from:
  • Finer Works, San Antonio, TX

John Steinbeck Portrait

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 17 Inches
  • Width: 14 Inches
  • Materials: paper, ink
  • Favorited by: 1 person
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