August 7th, 2018

Save the date – September 13th

The exhibition Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped is opening soon at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. Below is a sneak peek of the cover of the exhibition brochure. Save the date for the opening reception which will take place on Thursday, September 13th at 5:30pm. Youd will also begin retyping The Complete Poems: 1927 – 1979 by Elizabeth Bishop (Vassar class of 1934) that evening. Galleries are open until 9pm on Thursdays so stop by any time!

July 30th, 2018

The Hudson Valley Cycle is complete

Youd went out with a bang last week as he finished retyping William Kennedy’s screenplay for Ironweed at Art Omi under Tony Tasset’s giant deer sculpture.

The final work is a diptych created by typing on a two-ply sheet of pressure sensor film.

William Kennedy’s Ironweed, screenplay (adapted by Kennedy from the novel of the same title); Art Omi in Ghent, NY and Hudson New York, July 24 – 26, 2018, 2018

Typewriter ribbon ink on Fujifilm Prescale pressure indicating sensor film


July 24th, 2018

Ironweed novel is complete

Youd finished typing Ironweed in book form and below is an image of the resulting artwork. He will be moving right on to the Ironweed screenplay retyped today through Friday at Art Omi.

William Kennedy’s Ironweed; 227 pages retyped on an LC Smith & Corona Model 11;  at the Albany Institute, Albany, NY and at Art Omi, Ghent, NY; June 14-24, 2018

July 23rd, 2018

WAMC covers Youd in the Hudson Valley

You can read or listen to the article here.


July 23rd, 2018

Ironweed continues

The Hudson Valley retyping cycle ends this week at Art Omi with a youthful audience. Youd is finishing the final pages of William Kennedy’s Ironweed today and then begins retyping Kennedy’s screenplay adaptation of the novel today through Thursday. One of the highlights was when Kennedy himself stopped by and tested out the typewriter.




July 16th, 2018

Ironweed retyping has begun

Youd began retyping William Kennedy’s best-known novel, Ironweed, on Sunday. Here he is typing at an L.C. Smith and Corona, the typewriter Kennedy used to write his first five novels. Born in Albany in 1928, Kennedy often wrote about Albany’s rich history and looked to its  residents for inspiration.

For more images, check out this coverage in the Albany Times Union.

July 13th, 2018

New completed work

Youd completed the retyping of another novel in the Hudson Valley Cycle today. A snapshot of the diptych, finished a few hours ago, can be seen below.

Next up is William Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Ironweed, set in Albany. Youd will begin retyping it at the Albany Institute on July 15th.


James Salter’s Light Years; 308 pages retyped on an IBM Selectric III at the Thomas Cole House; Catskill, NY; July 3-13, 2018


July 9th, 2018

Thomas Cole’s stunning view

Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole lived and worked in Catskill in the 19th century. When you visit his home you can see why he was so inspired by the landscape of the region. This week, Youd is retyping Light Years by James Salter with Cole’s view in the background. See for yourself why so many artists and writers gravitate to the area and make it the subject of their work. Youd will be on the grounds of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site all week until he finishes the novel around lunchtime on Friday.

July 6th, 2018

Light Years

James Salter’s Light Years is a perfect summer novel about life in the Hudson Valley. According to the New York Times, “The evocation of the primeval Hudson at the beginning brings to mind the famous passage on Long Island and the Sound in The Great Gatsby.” Youd is retyping it this week and next at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Here is a shot of the work in progress.

June 28th, 2018

In the news again

Gearing up for retyping Ironweed by William Kennedy, the Albany Times Union ran a story this week about Youd’s Hudson Valley activities.

Here’s a link to the article.




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