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Typewritten fonts by Murielle Rouleau (top, using only m) and Julius Nelson (bottom, using X and _). From Today’s Secretary 1950-1951. Scanned by Marcin Wichary.

Typewriter works by Julius Nelson in the 1930s. From a good article at The Atlantic. We featured Julius before here and here and here and …

Typewriter Mystery Games by Julius Nelson (1951).
Thanks to Andrew Belsey for the tip.

Cover from the book Art Typing by Julius Nelson 1940.
More info here. Pic by Janine Vangool.

By Charles R Cannoni. Made in the 1930s and 40s. The men are Julian Nelson (his teacher in art typing) and Clark Gable (including his autograph!). The women are nice.

More examples here.

News article from 1947 about Julius Nelson – a typewriter artist who wrote several books on the subject. An interesting interview where he gives good advice on typewriter art – or artyping as he liked to call it. He organized a competition every year, and received thousands of entries.

He also worked with “typewriter mystery games”. They were basic instructions such as “type Q four times, press return” which resulted in an image. There is an example in the article. It seems that he wrote books about typing well into the 1980s. 

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