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We are not time travelers

What would you do if you could travel back in time? Assassinate Marilyn Monroe? 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 and superficially redesign it.
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've learned that there is no greater design element than the anachronism. I've learned that the strongest contrast isn't spatial or tonal but historical. I've learned that there's retro, and then there's time travel.
The irony is that all post-modern, smugly self-referential retro porn aside, I'd gladly trade in my immaculately designed 21st century gadgets for these hideously clunky, faux-wood-paneled pieces of ?ber-kitsch. Sorry, Apple.
 

 
I've learned that there is no greater design element than the anachronism. I've learned that the strongest contrast isn't spatial or tonal but historical. I've learned that there's retro, and then there's time travel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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