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A Different "Type" of Art

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British artist Keira Rathbone creates works of art in a rather unconventional way: with vintage typewriters. So creative, and you won’t believe the results! Below are examples of her work, taken from her Facebook page.


  • A Typed Portrait 1 of 9
    A Typed Portrait
    For the back cover of "Obama Music" - a typed portrait of Bonnie Greer
  • Vintage Record Player 2 of 9
    Vintage Record Player
    Inside flap (front) of "Obama Music" - a vintage Dansette record player
  • Kate Moss Portrait 3 of 9
    Kate Moss Portrait
    Looking extra-waiflike.
  • Creating the Wimborne Minster commission 4 of 9
    Creating the Wimborne Minster commission
    So interesting to see a work in progress.
  • Detail from Wimborne Minster commission 5 of 9
    Detail from Wimborne Minster commission
    A closer look.
  • Another Detail from Wimborne Minster commission 6 of 9
    Another Detail from Wimborne Minster commission
    It's incredible how numbers, letters, and symbols come together to create these images.
  • The Royal Couple 7 of 9
    The Royal Couple
    'Royal Types' limited edition ornamental plates, signed & numbered to commemorate the Royal wedding.
  • This is How She Does It 8 of 9
    This is How She Does It
    Key by key, on a vintage typewriter.
  • Keira Rathbone, at Work 9 of 9
    Keira Rathbone, at Work
    Photograph by Gareth Gardner at The Old Cinema, Chiswick High Road, London

Contact Keira Rathbone if you’re interested in purchasing prints or commissioning artwork.

• Nicole Balch is the founder of Making it Lovely, a blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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