Zoë Sadokierski is a designer, illustrator and writer. She has designed more than 250 books for a range of Australian publishers and been awarded six times at the annual Australian Book Design Awards for her work. Zoë lectures in the School of Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is co-founder of the Page Screen Studio, writes a column on book culture and reading in a digital age for The Conversation, and is Vice President of the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA).
This illustrated book celebrates the relationships writers have with their typewriters. Typewriters that once belonged to famous authors are retired to museum or library archives; from these archives, I found photographs of 45 writer’s actual typewriters to draw from, and sought anecdotes about each writer’s relationship to their writing machine.
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Last week I sat down with Zoe in her office in Sydney. Stay tuned for a video interview of our meeting. I love this book, but I’m a total sucker for typewriters. It’s fantastic to me that certain living writers still write using a typewriter. I am desiring one for my letter writing.
The book looks absolutely amazing! I really like it. I look forward to your intervieuw with Zoe Sadokierski. I’m a student illustration myself and this is the first time I see work of her, but I really love it! Greets, Margo
She is a really cool, nice person as well. There will be video interview at some point. It’s in the editing process, or will be soon. Her books are diverse and exploratory. She does her own books, with her own illustrations, and does other collaborative projects.