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I’m loving this Chromatic Typewriter created by artist Tyree Callahan! He modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter by replacing the ink pads with color paint pads, and swapped out letters for coinciding color markings. Pure genius! He has entered this piece into the 2012 West Prize competition (Vote) where anyone can go and vote for their favorite.

 

 

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It’s a pleasant change from the previous typewriter art of old where letters, numbers, and punctuation lend themselves isn’t it? Quite honestly, whether it functioned or not, he had me at color… beautiful in execution, composition, and function. You can’t go wrong with color or vintage.

 

 

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Some of you may have seen this already some where around the net, but I had to post it. Dave Devries created this book entitled: The Monster Engine where he brings to life children’s drawings.

  This original, jaw        dropping, eye opening, yet completely simple concept will have you saying: Why didn’t I think of that? But you didn’t, and Dave Devries did, and trust me when I say: I think he was the best for the job.

Inspired by his nieces drawings in his sketchbook, this painter, who worked for Marvel and DC comics bringing their cartoons to life, made the effortless step towards bringing the youths illustrations to life… or at least 3D. He brilliantly formatted the book to show the side by side drawings partnered with portraits of the child creators, and their interviews on their subjects. Devries describes his process simply:

“I project a child’s drawing with an opaque projector, faithfully tracing each line. Applying a combination of logic and instinct, I then paint the image as realistically as I can. “

He does so mainly with acrylic paint, airbrush and colored pencil; and therein, his genius lies.

To read and see more of Dave Devries work, please visit his site: themonsterengine.com

Once you’ve looked through his  Artwork section, I highly recommend you check out his Larger Works tab. It’s truly awe inspiring, and make sure to look at the child’s original as well.

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