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Snippets and Vignettes: Old analogue gadgets come back to life

Photographer Jim Golden has a love affair with old technology and media. His simple but arresting GIFs bring us back to days of nostalgia with every ringing of the phone and clacking of a typewriter.

Lomographers hold a special place for analogue gadgets in their hearts. Case in point, the film cameras that we swear by in this community, but what about other old-school gadgets? Portland-based photographer Jim Golden goes back in time to bring us these nostalgia-inducing GIFs that hark back to the day when analogue gadgets ruled the land.

Titled Relics of Technology, this series of simple but beautiful GIF animation shows us the movements behind well-loved gadgets of the past. In his site, he tells more about the inspiration for his series and says that it was born out of finding a brick cell phone at a thrift store in Oregon. From there, Golden started collecting other pieces old gadgets and began working on his GIF animation; and the results are far from being outdated.

So after browsing through his GIFs, are you still hearing the click-clacking of the typewriter or the iconic ring ring ring of the old-school ring-dial telephone? How about the slight whirring of the tape deck? Let us know if you hear the final click; because we can’t seem to get the imaginary sounds out of our heads.

All information used in this article were sourced from Jim Golden’s site via Design Taxi.

written by cheeo

2 comments

  1. The typewriter is really cool!
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  2. clownshoes

    clownshoes

    Cool, animations.

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