These Old VHS Tapes Are an iPad

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If you positively insist on putting a skin on your iPad, might I recommend cloaking them in old VHS tapes? And if you like the underlying concept of Hollis Brown Thornton's VHS Heroes, you're going to lurve the detail.

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I'm starting to suspect Thornton raided my family's living room circa 1988 for inspiration: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Muppets Take Manhattan, even Flash Gordon. They're all represented here perfectly in meticulous scrawl.

And the skins aren't just for the iPad; you can get them for your MacBook, iPhone, BlackBerry, skateboard (!), or by itself as an art print here. They run $15 for the phones, $20 for iPad and laptop, and up to $60 if you want to shred on VHS. It's cheaper than a that time machine would cost. [Infectious via Buzzfeed]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

I love this. Makes me feel nostalgic for some of the things that I actually DID enjoy VHS for. Having bunches of cheap tapes set to 6 hours so I could have 3 movies or tons of Simpsons episodes on them.

Having Empire Strikes back separate from A New Hope (and maybe Return of the Jedi) is unholy.