What if Today’s Gadgets Been Made in the 70s?

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What would have happened if you could have had an iPod, a laptop, or a cell hone back in the 70s? Designer Alex Varanese envisions this in the wonderful fictional print ad series named ALT/1977: WE ARE NOT TIME TRAVELERS

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What would you do if you could travel back in time? Assassinate Marilyn Monroe? Go on a date with Hitler? Obviously. But here's what I'd do after that: grab all the modern technology I could find, take it to the late 70's, superficially redesign it all to blend in, start a consumer electronics company to unleash it upon the world, then sit back as I rake in billions, trillions, or even millions of dollars.

I've explored that idea in this series by re-imagining four common products from 2010 as if they were designed in 1977: an mp3 player, a laptop, a mobile phone and a handheld video game system. I then created a series of fictitious but stylistically accurate print ads to market them, as well as a handful of abstract posters (you know, just for funsies).

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[via Behance]

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1 comment:

  1. Two words "Rad" and "Cool". Beam us up Mr. Spock our work is done here

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