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The Cycloptic Mustard Monster is Made from Parts of Obsolete Cameras

 - Jun 6, 2017
References: paulkohlhaussen & yankodesign
The Cycloptic Mustard Monster is a camera built by design student Paul Kohlhaussen that's comprised of varying parts from mostly obsolete and discontinued camera models.

Kohlhaussen created this camera after deciding he wanted to shoot with larger negatives than his medium format camera could provide him with, but was unable to afford the high end cameras that could carry out the task. His solution was to create his own camera, that is both cost effective and functional. The Cycloptic Mustard Monster utilizes parts from three iconic cameras resulting in the final product -- a functional yellow-clad film camera with a high-end camera capabilities. The camera serves as a reminder of "necessity being the mother of invention," and inspires the concept that style and aesthetic does not have to be compromised by affordability.