Neal Bridgens Gives His MP3 Player an Old-School Makeover

 - May 19, 2009   Updated: Apr 1 2011
References: bridgens & cultofmac
Neal Bridgens, a Toronto-based retoucher and illustrator, has built a new steampunk iPod case from materials he had lying around the house.

Created from scratch, this steampunk makeover made use of copper and brass scraps that were hand cut and filed to shape. Check out the gallery above to get a closer look at Neal Bridgen’s handiwork.

Implications - The steampunk movement that has hit the design world like a tidal wave represents a consumer fascination for reversion. Ironically, the majority of pieces bearing this vintage aesthetic are digital gadgets, providing consumers with pieces that represent the old and the new simultaneously. Though steampunk may not be ideal for all industries, the concept of combining eras may be.