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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