Retro

Toby Gale: Showdown

Toby Gale: Showdown

The music video for Showdown by Toby Gale. It’s so good one would be forgiven for thinking that the song was made for the video and not the other way around. Stellar work by Crowns & Owls.

The Avengers ’78

The Avengers ’78

Yep, we’re looking forward to The Avengers as much as anyone else, but can you imagine what it would have looked like if they had made the movie back in the 1970s? Well, now you don’t have to.

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Canon Retro Cinema

Canon Retro Cinema

You can consider this concept design for a retro Canon EOS100 from Maxim Mezentsev and Aleksandr Suhih hipster, but modern tech in a vintage disguise is always awesome to us.

Vintage Roller Skate Bookends

Vintage Roller Skate Bookends

Artist Breck Armstrong seems to have a knack for breathing new life into found objects. Like he did with these 6 lb roller skate bookends that will look good and keep your big reads from getting away.

Talkboy: Extended Commercial

Talkboy: Extended Commercial

This special extended version of the classic 90’s commercial for the Talkboy Tape Recorder shows that the jerky little brother wasn’t exactly the innocent prankster we thought he was.

Menlo Park Lamps

Menlo Park Lamps

Inspired by Thomas Edison’s vintage lightbulbs, The Dapper Llama creates fine handmade wooden table lamps which add a rich and nostalgic ambient glow to any room.

1-Bit Camera

1-Bit Camera

David Lindecrantz created this cool retro-style app which takes your iOS device back to the 80s, complete with classic Macintosh and Game Boy B&W dithering algorithms. Sample images here.

The Skipper

The Skipper

Not only is this clip a perfect time capsule of 1980s style, the guy at the center of the video – The Skipper – would have probably been a millionaire if he had only waited until YouTube came along.

Chuck Norris vs. Pac-Man

Chuck Norris vs. Pac-Man

We already know how Chuck would handle Angry Birds, now see how he makes quick work of Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and rocks their world, freeing them from their maze/prison in the process.

3D Pixel Animation

3D Pixel Animation

Animator What Pixel You On takes the retro pixel art style and breathes new life into it by popping it into the third dimension. If our old Nintendos could have done this, we’d probably still be playing them.

The Dynasphere

The Dynasphere

A “remarkable invention in spherical locomotion… which will one day revolutionize modern transport.” At least that what the guy who invented this ride thought he had on his hands back in the 1930s.

Retro Mac iPhone Cases

Retro Mac iPhone Cases

Schreer Delights recently made a line of iPhone cases paying tribute to the classic Mac products you can’t let go. Demand was high but supply was not. Hopefully they’re back up for sale soon.

The Anti-Theft Briefcase

The Anti-Theft Briefcase

Seems like James Bond himself should have had this gizmo, made all the way back in 1961, and designed to keep thieves from getting their hands on the contents of stolen briefcases.

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Richards’ Trunk Desk

Richards’ Trunk Desk

Based on an early 1900s steamer trunk which traveled the world, these remakes are built using the same techniques as the original: wood frames, hand-waxed canvas, and hand-hammered pins.

Cycle-Skating

Cycle-Skating

Behold, the ancestors of Rollerman. This footage from 1923 shows hipsters in Paris flaunting their cycle-skates, one-wheeled precursors to inline skates. More old newsreels at British Pathé.

The Diving Fool

The Diving Fool

Here’s a little lesson in what showmanship is really all about courtesy of legendary entertainer Larry Griswold. Watch as he wows Old Blue Eyes himself and try to not to gasp too loudly.

Abobo’s Big Adventure

Abobo’s Big Adventure

A classic storyline that involves fighting your way through 8 awesome levels drives the gameplay in this free retro-inspired game that pays proper tribute to the glory days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming.

Vintage Camera Canvas Pillows

Vintage Camera Canvas Pillows

If Etsy seller intheseam can make beautiful pillows out of pictures of sewers and manhole covers, what more if she used images of vintage cameras? Made of high-res canvas prints sewn on black fabric.

The Joker’s Inspiration

The Joker’s Inspiration

Ever wondered where Batman’s creators got the idea for The Joker from? Look no further than the creepy 1928 flick The Man Who Laughs, about a guy who gets sliced with a knife and goes insane.

Literal Atari Game Covers

Literal Atari Game Covers

(NSFW: Language) Mighty God King photoshopped the cover art of Atari 2600 games, interpreting the art in the titles and poking fun at the generation’s simple gameplay and primitive graphics.

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Spitfire MP3 Player

Spitfire MP3 Player

An MP3 player in a classic form. Has an LCD screen, SD card slot and runs on AAA batteries. Could be good as a kid’s first MP3 player – at least it’s more practical than an actual Walkman.

8-Bit Dovahkiin (T-Shirt)

8-Bit Dovahkiin (T-Shirt)

Turns out that Skyrim started out as an 8-bit game on the NES back in the 1980s. Don’t know what Fus Ro Dah means? Clearly you haven’t been playing enough. Also available in sticker form.

Vintage Camera Nightlights

Vintage Camera Nightlights

Flickr user Jason Hull buys damaged 50s and 60s plastic cameras and guts them out to turn them into low cost yet beautiful nightlights. Keep tabs on his Etsy shop for new stock.

Sonic Claus is Coming to Town

Sonic Claus is Coming to Town

DoctorOctoroc returns with a 16-bit holiday greeting, a fictitious Christmas level for the SEGA classic, complete with the perfect holiday chiptune which could have come straight from the game.

RE-BO Stereo

RE-BO Stereo

A reinterpretation of Jacob Jensen’s 1973 Bang & Olufsen Beocenter 1400, this updated version adds a DVD drive, a 16:9 LCD screen and replaces the cassette player with a memory card reader.

The Mullet Whistler

The Mullet Whistler

We can’t decide what’s best about this video. Is it the insane whistling skills? The guy’s hairdo? His mustache? Or the reaction of the children in the audience? Whatever you choose, it’s internet gold.

Daft Charleston

Daft Charleston

Old black and white footage of the Charleston being danced to Daft Punk’s Around the World. Sounds crazy, no? But it works – perfectly. The latest dance craze for the 21st century.

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!

Japanese “technicolor pogo punkers” Polysics take on the Styx classic Mr. Roboto in this goofy music video, which not only made us chuckle, but improves on the original tune – if that’s possible.

Danger 5 (Trailer)

Danger 5 (Trailer)

A 5-part web mini-series in the vein of 60s spy movies – stylish, sexy and action packed – but with the hyperbolic humor of the 21st century. A must see. Watch the first episode here.

The Derelict Series

The Derelict Series

ICON founder Jonathan Ward’s latest restoration project involves upgrading an old vehicle’s guts but preserving, highlighting and accenting its original state, rust and all. More here and here.

Commodore C64x Extreme

Commodore C64x Extreme

This Commodore 64 has enough power for modern needs. It has a 2.2GHz Core i7 CPU, Intel HD GPU, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVD R/W drive, USB ports, multi-card reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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