Keira Rathbone is Our Type


Image courtesy of Keira Rathbone

Look closer, it’s not just pencil on white paper. Yes, these intricate images are indeed made up of thousands of hyphens, parentheses, letters, numerals, and other symbols. With the help of a vintage typewriter, artist Keira Rathbone takes type and transforms it into impressive portraits and landscapes.


Images courtesy of Keira Rathbone

How does she do it? Watch the sweet video below to see the type-artist creating images from her fingertips. It will make you want to experiment with that ol’ Remington on your shelf. In a recent British news brief, Keira said that it took her about six years of practice to perfect her work.

Have you tried anything like this? Let us know what you think about Kiera’s work, and if you too produce art out of interesting mediums.

About Angela

Someday, Angela will be tending to her sheep, llamas and alpacas on the “Yarn Farm” and raising award winning honey bees. Until then, the native Pittsburgher is enjoying all things related to knitting, her cats, Mr. Spock, red lipstick, and creativity. Writing is her first true love.

8 Responses to Keira Rathbone is Our Type

  1. Ariska 01/04/2011 at 12:35 pm #

    So beautiful! I never thought you could do anything like this with just a typing machine.

  2. Kayli 01/04/2011 at 1:03 pm #

    that is absolutely amazing.

  3. Caitlin 01/04/2011 at 10:06 pm #

    Wow that’s incredible

  4. kenzie 01/04/2011 at 11:02 pm #

    This is amazing! I am llost for words!

  5. Tani 01/04/2011 at 11:58 pm #

    We do this, (not exactly) in my graphic design classes. ^^

  6. Alice 01/05/2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Our type indeed! Gorgeous art, gorgeous lady, and gorgeous style. It would be cool if Keira agreed to do a guest blog of her fav. MC items.

  7. Kaelah Bee 01/07/2011 at 12:43 am #

    that’s incredible! i’ve seen a lot of her stuff floating around tumblr recently!

  8. Cara 01/07/2011 at 6:10 pm #

    So cool! What an original medium. As if I needed another excuse to crave a typewriter…

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