Dec 06, 2011

The Chromatic Typewriter Prints Colors with Its Keys

Artist Tyree Callahan hacked into a Underwood Standard typewriter from 1937 to create this absolutely amazing piece, dubbed the Chromatic Typewriter. The "typebars" are replaced with ink pads, and the keys given a corresponding color. From the duo of tones on each key, it looks like the artist even preserved the "shift" option.

As a scultpture, it's plenty striking, but the piece actually works to create original "paintings" by typing on the keys:  

Did I mention how much I love this? Cause I do. I'll certainly be on the lookout for a vintage, hackable typewriter.

Chromatic Typewriter [via Colossal]


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Paint man on Dec 10, 2011:

OOOOOPS wrong bit fot that comment :P

Paint man on Dec 10, 2011:

Paint in water is AWSOME!!!!!!  Could look at the pics all day.

Steven on Dec 08, 2011:

This is sick...  I'm not sure I completely comprehend the beauty and implications of this yet.  Fantastic things can be done with this (it is alread fantastic in itself)!