The Chromatic Typewriter
There is an old belief that if you can paint with a brush you can paint with words. Well, a new invention by artist Tyree Callahan gives the artsy adage literal meaning. Callahan reworked a 1937 Underwood Standard Typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional painting device that the Washington-based artist calls the Chromatic Typewriter. The project was an entry in a 2012 arts contest. It is still a prototype and it will not likely be made for commercial sale, but it is an ingenious invention for anyone interested in abstract expressionism or colour theory.