Custom code artwork - your code typed on a vintage typewriter - one of a kind computer programmer gift / decor - computer science wall art

Custom code artwork - your code typed on a vintage typewriter - one of a kind computer programmer gift / decor - computer science wall art



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: watercolor paper, typewriter, pencil

  • Height: 10 inches
  • Width: 8 inches

Your favorite code, turned into a physical work of art. This listing is for a custom, unframed, piece of code typed on paper. Immortalize your favorite open source code, bug, bug fix, or terrible hack!

I type the code on a piece beautiful, heavy paper, using my 1970s-era IBM Selectric Typewriter. Each letter ends up making a wonderful dent in the thick paper. Typewriter type is charmingly flawed - sometimes it's misaligned, or I have to erase letters, which gives each piece of typed code its own unique character. I love the transformation from digital to physical, so those little flaws make the work special.

How does it work?

If you're someone who writes software, send me a link to your favorite code, or copy the code directly, in the "Add your personalization" field. The 8x10” fits about 40 lines of code and the 11x14 fits 60. If your code doesn't fit, I will send you a convo to discuss formatting options. Smaller blocks of code will be centered in a way I find aesthetically pleasing, as pictured.

Not a programmer? Not sure what code to put? That's OK! I have several ideas for you:
- Type a program that prints your message. You can see the message in the code.
- Type a program that outputs a secret message. The message is only revealed by running the code!

I also make custom typewriter art from photos. See my other listing here:

This art is sized to fit in a standard 9x12”, 10x14” or 11x17” frame. (You can also thumb tack it directly to your wall, won't judge you.) It will look really awesome in your office, or make a great gift to a coworker, programmer friend or significant other. It will ship in a padded envelope, with a piece of chipboard stiffener, and protected with mylar.

Look for something a bit more colorful? I also sell original paintings and screen prints about programming: Check out my other programming art here:

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Ships from Somerville, MA

20 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Kevin Kuhl Dec 30, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

On time during the holidays and a really nice retro gift of a friends first commit to production. Thanks!

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