Beverly Hills

California seems to be the main reservation for that endangered species, the typewriter, these days. First we have Beverly Hills’ last typewriter repairman and the diehard cult of the slow writers. And now we have Jeremy Mayer, a typewriter sculptor in Oakland, Calif., eviscerating typewriters and weaving their guts into wonderful busts, nudes, deer, damselflies—and birds [...]

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