Sunday, June 17, 2012

typewriter art


Who would have thought one could make art with a typewriter? Keira Rathbone makes extraordinary art with something as ordinary as a vintage typewriter.


Who would have thought one could make a portrait out of the ampersand, the pound sign & the colon?


Here's one of Nicole Kidman, still by Keira Rathbone (Check out her other works of art here).


These next ones were done by artist Paul Smith.


The Mona Lisa - via typewriter. He types over the same area over and over, creating evocative intricate shading.


Because of cerebral palsy, Smith needed to use his left hand to steady his right, when typing. Since he couldn't press two keys at the same time, he often locked the shift-key down and made his pictures with the symbols on the number keys: @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _.


Aren't these landscapes amazing?


Who would have thought one could create art with a typewriter?

Photos from here, here, here and here.

Click here for previous posts from the Art series. Click here for a post about vintage typewriter key initial pendants and here for previous posts on the typewriter including a sort of eulogy for it.

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