Meet Keira Rathbone, an artist who is most famously known for her amazing typewriter art.

The creative London artist makes detailed drawings on a typewriter she bought from a Poole charity shop. Typing out  hundreds of letters, numbers and symbols in place of brush strokes and pixels results in beautiful enigmatic images. On average, she spends 90 hours on each typewriter-produced drawing.

However, it doesn’t mean she can’t draw with a regular pencil – vintage typewriter is just one of Keira’s mediums to create her art.

Typerwriter artist Keira now has an arsenal of 30 typewriters and already made ASCII portraits of Kate Moss, Marylin Monroe, Barrack Obama, Tom Hanks and others you are about to see.


Keira at Work

1. Kate Moss

2. Tom Hanks

it’s just one of Keira’s mediums is the use of vintage typewriters to create her art

3. Wimborne Minister Church

4. Russian Boy

5. Cherrie Typeface

6. Miss Turlington

7. Vintage Record Player

8. Nicole Kidman

9. Bonnie Greer

10. Diplomat

11. Obama