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.
“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.