Typewriter Art

By Meera Dolasia on January 17, 2009

For most of us a typewriter is a relic of the past. But for Keira Rathborne, it is a means to create really cool art.

The 25-year old graduate of fine-art, spends up to 90 hours creating each masterpiece, hammering away at various letters and punctuation marks thousands and thousands of times to get the right image.

Keira's drawings range from beautiful landscapes to famous celebrities like Tom Hanks and Kate Moss. Her favorite key for buildings and views is dashes and apostrophes, while for portraits she gravitates towards brackets.

All her drawings are done freelance with no sketched outline. And even whilst creating the pictures she doesn't move from left to right, like typing a letter, but focuses on building each portion completely, before moving to the next section.

Keira discovered her typewriter art skills quite accidentally, when she bought a $10 USD typewriter machine from a vintage shop to complete her college assignments. Her first piece of art was a simple eye which took her a long time. 

Now she can type-draw almost anything by just tapping with one finger - quite amazing!

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  • amelie
    amelie5/6/2013
    Wow.I can't even draw normally like that!
    • legend-of-zelda
      wow I mean sure, not to brag but normally i draw really well but that is incredible....especially for A type Writer.....In one word..I am AWESTRUCK
      • sapphire
        sapphire10/8/2013
        That is COSMIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • mlawesome
          mlawesome11/16/2013
          awesome
          • susie
            susie12/8/2013
            she must be really talented!!!
            • Scott Highet12/10/2013
              This is intresting
              • davenportdmen
                davenportdmen1/14/2014
                omg
                • lionsrcute1
                  lionsrcute13/20/2014
                  Awesome!
                  • cc4/21/2014
                    not cool
                    • abigaild707
                      abigaild7076/19/2014
                      awesome

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