BASE Currency

Typewriter Art, Series of three

by Kyle Flemmer

Produced on a 1940 Remington Rand Deluxe Model 5, base currency is a series of concrete or visual poems (loosely classified as 'typewriter art') by Blasted Tree author and editor Kyle Flemmer. Each of the three parts works within constraints imposed by the analog machine, both the typographic symbols built into the keyboard and the grid-like impressions of their stamp upon the page, to investigate the social and political significance of currency. The documents were then scanned and reproduced using digital technologies to make a limited number of copies. By processing a so-called 'outmoded' communications aesthetic through the filter of modern consumer electronics, Flemmer seeks to graph the unchanging premises of our economic system: the consolidation of wealth, the impact of money on politics, and the stratification of social classes. 20 numbered and signed prints of each part have been produced on quality card stock, and the series is available now from The Blasted Tree's Store.


Prints of base currency are out of print from The Blasted Tree Store.

Featured by The Blasted Tree: August 19, 2016

Kyle Flemmer

Founder, Editor in Chief, Author

Base Currency by Kyle Flemmer is a series of Blasted Tree original artwork.

Feature Image by Kyle Flemmer