Typewriter Art

By Meera Dolasia on January 17, 2009

Photo Credit: Keira Rathbone.com

For most of us, a typewriter is a relic of the past. But for Keira Rathbone, 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 while 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.

Photo Credit: Keira Rathbone.com

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!

Resources: wired.uk.com, keirarathbone.com

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  • that was awsomeTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:37 am
    that was awsome
    • i_love_cats101
      i_love_cats101Monday, May 8, 2017 at 12:07 pm
      Asome
      • rc99130
        rc99130Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 8:28 am
        cool
        • demosthenes
          demosthenesSunday, November 29, 2015 at 10:59 am
          This is so cool!!!!
          • jinkim0808
            jinkim0808Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm
            Awesome
            • abigaild707
              abigaild707Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:10 am
              awesome
              • ccMonday, April 21, 2014 at 9:27 am
                not cool
                • bluefox
                  bluefoxSaturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:34 pm
                  I think that it is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • lionsrcute1
                  lionsrcute1Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm
                  Awesome!
                  • davenportdmen
                    davenportdmenTuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm
                    omg
                    • Scott HighetTuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:39 am
                      This is intresting

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