I know this isn't exactly new, but I just found out about Tyree Callahan's Chromatic Typewriter. How awesome is this?
Callahan replaced the ink ribbon with pads of watercolor, and the keys with color keys. I love the idea of merging writing and art in this completely new way. I mean, you have typography art, which I love. And you have the amazingness that is Keira Rathbone's art.
But this is different, and it is quite inspiring.
There's just one tiny detail. The Chromatic Typewriter isn't actually functional. It was only meant to be a conceptual piece, although Callahan confesses to trying it out. The problem, Callahan says, is the typewriter's inability to efficiently reapply paint. Basically, you could paint with the Chromatic Typewriter, but it would take forever.
Even if you can't actually paint a picture, the Chromatic Typewriter is the coolest conceptual art piece I've ever seen.