Friday, 13 January 2012


As if painting a masterpiece using a standard paintbrush wasn’t challenging enough, artist Tyree Callahan decided he needed a new and unique method for applying paint. His approach? Transform a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter into a painting device by replacing each of the ink pads with colored paint pads and relabel the corresponding key with the same color in place of letters.  Callahan named this new device a Chromatic Typewriter. Callahan has entered his typewriter in the 2012 West Prize competition.

Callahan had the following to say about the typewriter on his blog:

"I'm super excited about it. The reaction to the piece has been pretty special. It seems to be making a lot of people happy and it has started some great discussions on the translation of art into words and words into art. And folks with synesthesia seem to like it the most!"
If you have an iphone you can download an app and vote for this wonderfully creative creation- please vote!

This might is definitely top of my wishlist!

Via Tumblr, Via PCWorld

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