News, Alexandra Palace, artist, Culture, Keira Rathbone, London, smartmoviemaking, typwriter art, vintage — October 21, 2011 17:05 — 0 Comments
The typewriter art of Keira Rathbone
Keira Rathbone may look like a
The typewriter through the eyes of an 8yr old: ‘A computer that prints while you type and you don’t have to plug in.’
Children have a great way of seeing the world and the above tweet came from the recent Wired Conference in London.
For writers the benefit of keeping it old school is that it makes you think before you type, the other benefits are they are mobile and can print in ‘real’ time.
In a recent article, Keira was described as ‘that cooky girl with a vintage typewriter’, and although she adopts that 50
By using a typewriter to tap out letters numbers and symbols instead of brush or pencil strokes, or pixels for that matter, her work certainly adds a new dimension to the visual image and she is one of only a handful of people creating ‘typewriter art’.
But her work is far from exclusive. Keira can draw pretty much anything on her typewriter and she covers a variety of subjects from special commissions, portraits, landscapes and architecture.
One common thread that runs through her work like a typewriter ribbon is that apart from leaving a lasting impression on the paper, it’s highly original, distinctive and is created in the, and of the, now.
I recently caught up with Keira at Alexandra Palace in London. See my short film (below), made on another mobile device: the iPhone 4, to watch Keira recreating the TV mast at the old home of the British Broadcasting Company.
To see a more detailed look at how Keira works see this film by Peter T Breen.