Type A Painting With The Chromatic Typewriter

Type A Painting With The Chromatic Typewriter

Tyree Callahan, a Washington-based artist, has turned a vintage typewriter into a unique method of painting.

Kyana Gordon
  • 5 december 2011

Washington-based painter, Tyree Callahan conceived of an enticing new way to make art. Built for the 2012 West Prize competition, he created a functional painting typewriter, dubbed the Chromatic Typewriter, by replacing the letter keys on a vintage 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter with color pads and hue labels. Though, it may not yield the same results as brushstrokes, the concept of painting a picture using words (each key produces a rectangular pixel of color) is what makes this project compelling.

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