Recycled Typewriter Creatures by Jeremy Mayer


Photo credit: Jeremy Meyer

Tahoe City, Calif.-based artist Jeremy Mayer's mechanical, steampunk-esque creatures are the subject of Wired.com's latest slide show. Assembled from vintage typewriter parts without welding, soldering, or gluing, his recycled sculptures range from lithe, 18-inch-long mecha-crickets to seven-foot-tall aluminum skeletons that weigh between 60 to 100 pounds.

A full-size human figure takes Mayer around 40 typewriters and 1,000 hours to piece together. "That's how the typewriter was made in the first place," Mayer tells Wired.com. "The shape resembles the human body and forms of nature."
Photo credit: Jeremy Meyer

Photo credit: Jeremy Meyer

Photo credit: Jeremy Meyer

Photo credit: Jeremy Meyer

::Wired.com
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