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Paperclip computer – CT-650 computer trainer

Paperclip computer - CT-650 computer trainer

These are the retro stylings of a surviving example of the Arkay (later Comspace) CT-650 computer trainer, a historic computing device designed mostly as an educational tool and build almost entirely based on the plans in a book titled How to Build a Working Digital Computer.

How To Build a Working Digital Computer, published in 1968, provided instructions and plans for constructing a working digital computer out of household parts including paper clips for switches. The book can still be accessed in digital form at Archive.org here:

via How to Build a Working Digital Computer… out of paperclips | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.

New visual identity for Travel Belize

Belize - Discover how to be

Creative and branding agency Olson tackled the re-branding of Belize Tourism.

Olson turned to Belize itself for inspiration — the circular forms found across the nation inspired the new typeface, while a local artist contributed his own take to the national bird, the toucan. In all, the identity brings a contemporary, yet classic vibe to represent tourism in Belize and harkens back to classic travel posters of the ’60s …

via Olson's Fresh Take on Old Travel Posters for Brazil | Creativity Pick of the Day – Advertising Age.

1970s artist renderings of NASA’s future space stations

Future space habitation by Donald E. Davis, 1975

Signed: Donald E. Davis 19/8/1975

In the 1970s, NASA’s Ames Research Center imagined what long-term settled life in space would be like on gigantic self-sustaining space stations.

Artists were assigned the task of visualising the possibilities based on technical data and specifications proposed and these stunning works resulted.

via Home among the stars: Wondrous 1970s artist renderings of NASA's future space stations where THOUSANDS would live | Mail Online.

Paperman – Animated Short Film – Disney

First time director John Kahrs helmed this beautiful little short which seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques.

Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute.

via Paperman – Full Animated Short Film – YouTube.

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