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56 Retro Media Makeovers

From Cassette Tape Watches to Microwaved CDs as Art

— November 27, 2009 — Art & Design
Living in the age of iPods and MP3s, I’m sure most people have eschewed CDs and virtually all have done away with cassettes, vinyl records, and rotary phones. While we may not use these oldschool media devices anymore (as they were meant to be used) that doesn’t mean we aren’t reinventing them—giving them new functionality that applies to our modern living standards or using them in creative artwork. With everything from rotary phone watches to VCRs as kitchen appliances, this collection is dedicated to retro media makeovers.
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Old School Recorders
Old School Recorders
The USB Spherical Microphone Keeps Your Sounds Fresh
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Bookified Records
Bookified Records
Huw Gwilliam Takes Classic Records and Transforms Them Into Novels
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90s Rap Resurrections
90s Rap Resurrections
Death Row Records is Rising from the Dead for Video Games
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Cassette Tape Couture
Cassette Tape Couture
Pierre Andre Senizergues Fall 2009 Collection is Skateboarder Green
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Retro Music Converters
Retro Music Converters
Novac MV-CM001U Turns Cassette Tapes Into MP3s
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Mixtape Romances
Mixtape Romances
'Cassette from My Ex' Melds Music With Relationships
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The Return of the Mix Tape
The Return of the Mix Tape
Sharing Music With Mixaloo
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Retro Christmas TV Specials
Retro Christmas TV Specials
Betamaxmas Features Rabbit Ears and Vintage Shows
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Geeky Galactic Gramophones
Geeky Galactic Gramophones
The Star Wars Record Player Will Make Nerds Happy
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Tapeography
Tapeography
Ersinhan Ersin Uses Old School Tapes to Create Cassette Tape Texts
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VCRs as Kitchen Appliances
VCRs as Kitchen Appliances
The VHS Toaster Brands Wonderbread With Techie Goodness
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Retro USB Replicas
Retro USB Replicas
The Cassette Tape USB Hub Mixes the Past with the Present
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Fake Cassette Cases
Fake Cassette Cases
Contexture Design Creates Retro-Style Holders for iPod Nanos
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Mixtape USB Ports
Mixtape USB Ports
USB Data Storage for the Romantic Type
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Drinking Game Mixtapes
Drinking Game Mixtapes
The Christmas Power Hour
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Retro Reinvented
Retro Reinvented
Cassette Tape MP3 Player (Actually Works in a Cassette Deck)
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Retro Phone Cars
Retro Phone Cars
Howard Davis's VW Beetle Mod
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Remembering The Cassette
Remembering The Cassette
Mix Tape USB Case
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Casette Tape Watches
Casette Tape Watches
The Horological Machine No. 2.2 is a Retro Black Beauty
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Self-Pressed Records
Self-Pressed Records
Yuri Suzuki's Amateur Music Production System Warps Records
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Casette Deck Toaster
Casette Deck Toaster
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Cassette Wallets
Cassette Wallets
Make Your Purse A Work Of Art
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Cassette Belt Buckles
Cassette Belt Buckles
You're Not Cool Enough to Pull it Off
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Cassette Generator
Cassette Generator
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Microwaved CDs as Art
Microwaved CDs as Art
Sizzling Hot Images
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Cassette Tape Lamps
Cassette Tape Lamps
Reviving Old Flavor for Hip Home Decor
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Retro Vinyl Revivals
Retro Vinyl Revivals
Nilox NX100R Converts Vinyls to MP3 Player
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Phonograph Speakers
Phonograph Speakers
The Awesome Retro Little Horn Speakers Come Back From the Past
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Motorcyle Art
Motorcyle Art
Motorbike Concept from Recycled VCR and PC parts
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CDs as Wall Art
CDs as Wall Art
The Qubo Lets You Frame and Flaunt Your Old School Music Tracks
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Cassette Taxidermy
Cassette Taxidermy
Brian Dettmer Crafts Unused Tapes into Skeletons
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Remixed Eco Art Mediums
Remixed Eco Art Mediums
Cassette Tape Skeletons
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Rad Recycled Records
Rad Recycled Records
Obsolete Records & CDs Find a New Life
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Recycling Outdated Technology
Recycling Outdated Technology
The Cassette Tape Closet
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Obsolete Cassette Tape Lighting
Obsolete Cassette Tape Lighting
Modern Light Designs by Transparent House
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Old School Tech Wallets
Old School Tech Wallets
Retro Pocket Wear Likes Like An Old Cassette Tape
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Cassette Purses
Cassette Purses
A High Fashion Transparent Bag That Looks Like a Tape
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80s Art Album Covers
80s Art Album Covers
Indie Records Feature Retro Rainbows & Spectrums
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Re-Purposing Old Technology
Re-Purposing Old Technology
Cassette Chic Designs for Modern Times
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Cassette Skulls
Cassette Skulls
Brian Dettmer Recycles Old Tapes into Spooky Art
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Vinyl Clocks
Vinyl Clocks
Like Minded Studios' ‘Record Time Clocks' Make Punctuality Cool
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Records As A Canvas
Records As A Canvas
Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen
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Floating Vinyl
Floating Vinyl
The 'Void' Plays Vintage-Style Records in Mid Air
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Rotary Phone Watches
Rotary Phone Watches
The Zihotch Retro Phone Watch
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DIY Retro Phone Revamps
DIY Retro Phone Revamps
Turn Your Old Rotary Telephone Into a Lamp
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Artistic Vinyl Canvases
Artistic Vinyl Canvases
The 'Record Time' Collection Exhibits Designs From 24 Artists
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Cassette Tape Canvases
Cassette Tape Canvases
Sami Havi's Eco Art
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Vinyl Books
Vinyl Books
‘Extraordinary Records' Explores the World of Retro Albums
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Cassette Tape Paintings
Cassette Tape Paintings
Iri5's 'Ghost in the Machine' Series Depicts Famous Media Icons
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Cassette iPod Cases
Cassette iPod Cases
Retro MP3 Case From 45's Disguises Your Gadgets
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Personalized Record Jewelry
Personalized Record Jewelry
Junkprints' Recycled Vinyl Necklaces Honor Retro Music
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Retro Record Bags
Retro Record Bags
Handbag Designers Take Inspiration From 60's Vinyl and Guitars
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Faux Brick Phones
Faux Brick Phones
Carry Your New Mobile Like Your Old School Cell Phone
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Old Vinyl Lighting
Old Vinyl Lighting
Lockengeloet's Repurposed Vinyl Records Give LPs a New Life
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Recycled Record Sculptures
Recycled Record Sculptures
10 Reinvented Vintage Vinyls
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DIY Gifts for Geeks
DIY Gifts for Geeks
From Keyboard Cufflinks to Cassette Tape Belt Buckles
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