Many wordsmiths have created their magnus opus on typewriters — tapping away into the early hours of the morning — but artist Keira Rathbone uses these now largely obsolete machines to type pictures.

Keira Rathbone is joining a long list of typewriter artists with The Typewriter Museum claiming that the earliest example of this art form dates back to 1898 and it was a picture of a butterfly typed on a Bar-lock typewriter. Among the more recent masters was Paul Smith, an American suffering from severe cerebral palsy, who created hundreds of pictures.

Here are some of Keira’s amazing images. Hope they leave you inspired to start typing away some of your thoughts.

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