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Old TV parts and rubber springs bring the characters ‘Los Boludos’ to life

Using original vacuum tubes from old black and white TV sets, LA-based artist Ramiro Cairo creates his bizarre and quirky set of characters — Los Boludos.

The eyes of each Boludo are made from small rubber springs (originally found under the keys in old computer keyboards), while noses and mouths are sourced from clothing and accessory manufacturing parts.

Cairo explains what Los Boludos are on his website: ‘Pioneers of a forgotten technology, displaced by modernity, Los Boludos lay dormant in the bowels of old black and white television that was last switched off in the year 1980. These strange, curious and amusing creatures are outcasts of the technological world but are determined to find out just where it is they belong’.

Too cute! Los Boludos are available for purchase here, and you can keep up with Ramiro’s other work here.

Los Boludos by Ramiro Cairo
Los Boludos by Ramiro Cairo
Los Boludos by Ramiro Cairo
Los Boludos by Ramiro Cairo
Los Boludos by Ramiro Cairo
Los Boludos by Ramiro Cairo

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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