Chromatic Typewriter

Chromatic Typewriter

American painter Tyree Callahan converted old typewriter from 1930s into a machine that prints colors instead of letters.

Characters on the keys were replaced with colors and paint blocks were attached to typebars. Now you can type a painting on a color typewriter.

Color Typewriter

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Tyree Callahan

Colour Typewriter


Chromatic Typewriter by Tyree Callahan

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  1. Pavel

    interesting idea, but it is not easy to do

  2. Niyari

    Be lots of fun for kids who like to type but don’t really know words….(ie: me as a child)

  3. kadal

    that was COOL !!!

  4. Erin

    This is neat :) I feel like it would take a long time to finish a painting this way rather then just painting it with a brush.

  5. Gert

    Aw crap, now I want one of these…

  6. Douglas

    The infinite monkey theorem and the Mona Lisa come to mind.

  7. Karen

    THIS IS INGENIOUS! I would use it more for awesome abstract paintings.
    IDEA: You could see what colours certain quotes or books were by typing it out on this.

  8. seee

    so pretty!!

  9. Isabelle

    I would pay a lot of money for this :)

  10. AK

    @Douglas: funny!

    @Karen: that’s a sweet idea!

    You’d hafta really concentrate or it would look like random abstract stuff; think little kids pounding on keyboard..

  11. Eve

    Def Want!

  12. megan

    so kool

  13. Tyree Callahan

    @ Isabelle: you had me at “I would pay a lot of money for this!”

  14. Spencer Smith

    Is there any way a average civilian could purchase one of these typewriters?

  15. John Howes

    If I had lots of money I’d buy one and then tote it with me on a cart and paint with it in public places and try to sell the results. Even if they didn’t sell I’d have loads of fun doing it.

  16. Amy

    I would love to type poetry with this. It would be amazing to see what happens. Likewise, typing out a chapter of a novel (or more) want to buy so bad. I’m with Spencer, where can we buy one?

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