Dec 15, 2010

Typewriter Art

British artist Keira Rathbone uses the letters and punctuation marks on typewriters to create landscapes and portraits. The 27-year-old begins by selecting the image she wants to capture and then decides which of her 30 typewriters is best for the job. By turning the knob attached to the platen – the roller onto which the paper is loaded – she can deftly move the page around and line up where the typebars hit the paper and make the character mark in ink. Because she uses old manual typewriters, she can control the shades by hitting the keys softer for lighter colors and harder for darker shades. You can view more images from here gallery by clicking here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our dactylo teacher did this kind of stuff already in the late 40s and early 50s