Untitled (Selectric Totems) (K), 1988-1990

Author: Jack Goldstein

Typed text on paper.

This series of drawings is one of the most renowned pieces by Goldstein, where for the first time he composes a text with the help of a digital processor and introduces pictures taken from the clip.

The name Selectric Works is a reference to the typewriter that IBM brought onto the market in the 1960s. It was a very revolutionary machine. The great innovation was its ball system that enabled various kinds of fonts to be selected. Goldstein used this resource to compose the text almost sculpturally via different sizes, types and intensities of fonts, creating drawings with texts that applied varied fonts and sizes to modify their meanings.