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Brief Published: 13 Dec 2011

Chromatic Typewriter


Washington-based artist Tyree Callahan has developed a painting machine titled the Chromatic Typewriter. Using pads of oil-paint-soaked material in place of the raised letters, and replacing the letter keys with coloured counters, Callahan has converted a 1937 Underwood typewriter into a tool for painting landscapes.

Submitted to the 2012 West Collects art prize competition, which awards $25,000 (£16,000) to an artist chosen by public vote, Callahan’s machine echoes the topics discussed in the Stylus report Urban Art: Painting Machines.

Tyree Callahan
West Collects

Art & Design