Tyree Callahan’s Chromatic Typewriter

Another random SumbleUpon the other day led me to this really brilliant idea by artist Tyree Callahan who transformed a 1937 typewriter into not only a piece of art in and of itself, but a machine that creates beautiful art as well. He replaced the letters and keys with color pads, which I originally though were pastels and used hued labels to match.

I Pinned it the other day, but just haven’t gotten it out of my head. It’s really such a unique idea that I haven’t seen before. Oh how I would love to create something with it. I wonder how long it will take for a similar product to be on the market to buy?

You can go to Tyree Callahan’s Facebook page and blog for more info.

Originally found at Colossal Art + Design


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  • Natasha Fatah

    May 27, 2012 |

    Beautiful idea! Really love this!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Kat

    May 27, 2012 |

    Wow that is a really cool idea. There are some very talented and super creative people out there!

  • tearinguphouses

    May 27, 2012 |

    this is fun! i could see it with an old seventies typewriter, too.

  • Serendipity

    May 28, 2012 |

    I never would have thought to do something like this. Love it!

  • Anonymous

    May 28, 2012 |

    It is so very different and stylish typewriter .

  • Mint Gal

    May 28, 2012 |

    Love this post!!! I want one!




  • jennine

    May 28, 2012 |

    That’s a truly beautiful idea… it’s almost dream like. You could also write a letter in color code, or is that too secret spy style? Anyway I love this… it’s really inspiring.

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