American artist Tyree Callahan created an unusual typewriter, and named it "The Chromatic Typewriter" (Chromatic typewriter). The machine that was originally created for typing, now.. draws! She can print on paper not with ink, but with oil paints.
The artist changed all the numbers and letters to colors and shades. Each key on the typewriter represents a specific color. Thanks to this, everyone who has always wanted to paint, but was afraid to try, can now test himself as an artist..
This is how Tyree got the idea: “I had Olivetti’s old typewriter next to me, and I thought about adding some text to the watercolor,” he said.
“I rolled my watercolor under the carriage and started printing, and that's when inspiration came to me. I knew an old typewriter would be perfect for the project,”Callahan recalled. After he bought a 1937 Underwood Standard from a store, it took him about a month to clean it up. “Cleaning her was a difficult time for me. The tar from smoking must have accumulated on it for forty years,”said the 39-year-old artist.
The approximate price of such a machine is from 3 to 5 thousand dollars.