Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting award-winning projects and ideas from this year's Core77 Design Awards 2012! For full details on the project, jury commenting and more information about the awards program, go to Core77DesignAwards.com
- Chromatic Typewriter
- Designer: Tyree Callahan
- Location: Bellingham, Washingtion
- Category: Speculative
- Award: Professional Runner-Up
The Chromatic Typewriter is a conceptual art piece consisting of a modified late-1930′s Underwood typewriter that types a spectrum of colors, rather than the letters of an alphabet.
How did you learn that you had been recognized by the jury?
I saw the results on the C7712DA website on my lunch break from work. It was a very happy lunch break.
What's the latest news or development with your project?
The Chromatic Typewriter is heading to Grand Rapids, MI for ArtPrize September 19 to October 7, 2012! It will be on exhibition at the Federal Square Building—the SPOT. I'd welcome some votes!
What is one quick anecdote about your project?
My primary medium is painting, and the exposure generated by the typewriter assured that many people assumed my paintings were typewriter-generated; some bloggers went so far as to juxtapose the image of the typewriter with some of my larger five-foot-by-seven-foot paintings!
What was an "a-ha" moment from this project?
Definitely when the project was first conceptualized: I rolled a watercolor into a typewriter carriage to type a poem on it and the idea hit me. The first mock-up of color on the keys was a very exciting 'a-ha!' moment.