Awesome Typewriter Artworks

Most people find typewriters to be a little outdated these days, but Keira Rathbone has found an all new artistic use for the machine. With a little clever spacing, she is able to create great drawings with nothing more than letters. Don't miss the full gallery over at Mole Empire.


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I agree, it's not anything new. Back in the early 60's
I checked out a few library books on typewriter art. Then some years later when in the navy we would get really long TTY pictures at the torn tape relay center in Naples IT. Then some clever folks figured out they
could over type certain characters for emphasis. That made some extra nice pictures but later TTY printer modifications made overlining impossible. We'd get the tapes in from sites all around the Med and forward them along. Every year like clockwork we'd get a message from some higher ups telling us to stop sending them but we more or less still did when it was slow. We'd never interfere with official messages. Best one I got was The Last Supper. It was a good 6 feet long and took two passes. One upper, one lower half of the picture. Nowadays the same type pictures
are called ASCII art. All sorts of websites around with pictures.
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