Margaret Atwood custom typewriter

A collaboration between Dave Benning and  Brendan Raftery to create a custom hand-painted and fully restored Corona Zephyr typewriter for Margaret Atwood was a labor of love. Atwood has had an illustrious career as a writer, poet, and essayist, and her works have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades. The tribute typewriter is a testament to her contributions to the literary world.

The typewriter itself is a work of art, with a unique and creative design that captures the essence of Atwood’s literary career. The flowing book covers emanating from a portrait of Atwood on a typewriter is a fitting tribute to her creative process. The hand-painted case, which gives the illusion of stacked books, is a nod to Atwood’s extensive collection of works.

Dave Benning and Brendan Raftery brought together their respective talents to create a tribute that is both beautiful and functional. The typewriter is fully restored, and its original mechanical workings have been preserved, ensuring that it can be used for years to come. The attention to detail and craftsmanship that went into this project is a testament to the passion and dedication of both artists.

The typewriter was presented to Margaret Atwood during an event hosted by the Vancouver Writers Fest, where it was met with much admiration and appreciation. Atwood herself was reportedly thrilled with the tribute, which is a testament to the success of the collaboration between Benning and Raftery.

As artists, it is always an honour to work on projects that celebrate the achievements of others. The Margaret Atwood tribute typewriter is a distinguished and important work of art that pays tribute to the creativity and talent of one of Canada’s most renowned literary figures. Dave Benning and Brendan Raftery are proud to have been a part of this project, and they hope that it will inspire others to celebrate the achievements of artists and writers in similar ways.