Bellingham, Washington-based artist Tyree Callahan modified a beautiful 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter to create this wonderful conceptual art piece called the Chromatic Typewriter. The typewriter’s metal keys and pads were replaced with colours and corresponding colour pads so that it appears to have been repurposed for typing paintings instead of text.

"It’s important to remember this is a conceptual art piece and not entirely functional. To type out an actual painting would be fairly cumbersome as the paint would have to be manually reapplied each time it was used. Not to say it’s impossible, but the design would need some further modification to produce the type of artworks suggested in the images below.”

It’s a beautifully executed concept that feels like something from a dream.

Chromatic Typewriter prints are available here.

[via Twisted Sifter]