The Chromatic Typewriter

This modified 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, created by artist Tyree Callahan has been taking the online art network by storm. Callahan altered the keys and letters into coloured pads and corresponding labels to make a functional painting apparatus. There is something altogether printerly about the typewriter, acting as a simplistic block print with a myriad of colours.

Callahan said:

“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!”

Callahan entered The Chromatic Typewriter into the 2012 West Collects competition, which people can currently vote on through the downloading of a iphone app.

About London Printworks Trust

London Printworks Trust is the centre of excellence for textile print. Our passion has continued for twenty years since establishing ourselves as a charity to encourage professional artists, designers and emerging talent to learn, to share ideas, to produce new work and to fulfil their creative potential. Through our specialist hand printing equipment and workshop facilities we support and nurture creativity in people from the local community of Brixton, and across London. We are developing a new programme of residency places, courses, talks and new open access in response to the changes to funding. We appreciate and thank the support from our Board, Volunteers and Freelancers, without whom we would not have survived the changes to our funding. Continued support from The Leverhulme Trust and Lambeth also helps us to make a difference.
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