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The Chromatic Typewriter Types in Color

Typewriters have long gone out of use, but they remain popular collectibles and vintage pieces of equipment. Many people enjoy restoring old typewriters to enjoy the classic feeling of typing fresh ink onto paper.

chromatic typewriter tyree callahan

One artist got particularly creative and repurposed an old typewriter to use colors as opposed to lettering. Tyree Callahan worked his magic on an old 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, getting rid of the letters and keys, replacing them with color pads and hued labels. He coined his invention the Chromatic Typewriter, which can now paint colors – how effective it remains to be seen, it could be limited in its abilities, but it’s a great idea none the less.

chromatic typewriter tyree callahan

chromatic typewriter tyree callahan

chromatic typewriter tyree callahan

chromatic typewriter tyree callahan

The Chromatic Typewriter

Tyree Callahan modified the 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter

chromatic typewriter tyree callahan