This week we're getting our geek on and celebrating technology. Old school technology, that is. It's fascinating to see how the gizmos we use every day have developed over time and it's pretty exciting to see what happens when tech design of the past meets tech design from the present.
Here's your five minutes of... (OLD SCHOOL) TECH.
So you know we said exciting things can happen when the past meets the present? Well... 'The Guide to Computing', a digital art project by London based photographer James Ball (aka Docubyte) and retouching studio INK, sees ten historic computers 'digitally restored' to their original, tip-top condition in a celebration of their minimal design and these almost-edible colour palettes. To see more from the series + for more info on the project and the computers featured, visit the Docubyte website.
Get ready for your mind to be blown (and get ready to fall in love with Love Hulten and his Brix System). Inspired by classic Lego bricks, Swedish designer and craftsman Love Hulten has created a series of modular, fully functional wooden gadgets that bring nostalgia and modern technology together to make something new - and rather brilliant. Press play on the video to see the Brix System in action! We cannot stress enough how badly we'd like The Telephone to come live with us at BleepBleeps HQ. To see more of Love Hulten's amazing work, visit his website.
And if you're in the mood to go proper old school, then you'll want to pay a visit to The Obsolete Technology Website. Here you'll find an enormous catalogue of computing equipment from 1970 - 1990. Of course, we're pleased technology has advanced to allow us the tools we have now for work and play, but we just can't resist these early designs...
Use your personal computer to manage your finances, for complex problem solving and just plain fun! We think you'll enjoy these old Apple ads collected together by Print Mag.
And then, of course, there's this little treat. One of our early childhood influences and one of our very favourite bits of old school tech! Chockablock! Enjoy :)