Though the likes of Blockbuster are now a distant memory for most people as a result of the emergence of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, there’s no denying the pleasure that was had of renting a video back in the day and spending ages looking over the latest releases. If you find yourself feeling nostalgic for the days of Blockbuster Video, these brilliantly designed Steelberg Retro Video Tapes are going to be right up your street.
The humble VHS video tape is an iconic piece of technology popularised during the 80s and 90s and something that certainly brings back plenty of memories here at Coolector HQ. Tapping into this love of all things 80s is this fantastic design project from Steelberg that creates a series of contemporary film and television programmes and transforms them into retro style videotapes with some superbly conceived artwork. If you ever wondered what the box art for Star Wars: Rogue One would look like in the 80s, these Steelberg Retro Video Tapes will give you the answer.
Striking the Right Chord
There was a highly distinctive aesthetic to the box art for movies on video tapes throughout the 80s and early 90s and Steelberg manages to capture this perfectly with his own take on what today’s movies would have looked like back in the day. His nostalgic reimagining of today’s contemporary films, a lot of which are specifically chosen because they are sequels, reboots, or homages to the era when VHS video tapes were in their pomp.
With a real attention to detail going into each and every video cover creation, it’s hard not to be impressed with what has been achieved with these excellent Steelberg Retro Video Tapes. If you’ve got fond memories of the 80s and rifling through videos in your local Blockbuster store, you’ll want to follow Steelberg’s Instagram account where he posts the majority of his latest creations which includes the likes of Stranger Things II, Logan and Better Call Saul.
We love clever design projects like this here at Coolector HQ and it is clear that a lot of effort has gone into creating faithful recreations of old-school video tapes in the traditional style here. These Steelberg Retro Video Tapes are a fine example of a creative talent doing something he loves and we always eagerly anticipate the release of new designs from this supremely talented designer.
It’s not easy to achieve an aged look on things but Steelberg has pulled it off with some considerable aplomb with these awesome looking Retro Video Tapes. For any popular culture fan with a particular penchant for the 80s and 90s design aesthetic, this top notch design project will unquestionably resonate with you as it has us here at The Coolector.
We can’t wait to see what new films will be coming under Steelberg’s microscope over the next few months but there are plenty that we’d like to see given the 80s treatment such as Baby Driver, Dunkirk and Spiderman: Homecoming. Remember to keep an eye on Steelberg’s Instagram for all the latest shots of his amazing, retro style covers.
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