Guy Whitby is back with some seriously awesome keyboard art

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Back in 2012, we showed you Guy Whitby’s keyboard art with famous faces. Now this Aussie artist is back with some extraordinary art that takes us straight back to the 80s with cassette radios, chunky mobile phones and boom boxes.

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Mind boggling 3D Space Invaders artwork in Lausanne

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 27 March 2014

Wow, wow, wow. That’s about all I can muster up about this incredible 3D artwork, entitled Space Invaders, created by Leon keer and Remko van Schaik and on display now at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The artwork measures 150m sq. and was made over the course of six days. The painting will be […]

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10 kitsch 80s trends we wish would come back in style

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 21 November 2013

We all remember the great 80s as the decade with iconic trends like the Rubik’s cube, Pac-Man, Madonna, Top Gun, Star Wars (the ones Hayden Christensen didn’t ruin), and Thriller. Some trends, however, we would rather leave it in the 80s – yes, I’m talking about you, mullet. There are some trends we would like to bring back in style, no matter how kitsch they seem. Stick with us here guys, we have good explanations for this list.

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This video of an illegal Airport Hanger Rave from 1989 could perplex you for eternity

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By Philthkids in Video on Thursday 7 March 2013

This is one of those videos that could perplex you for eternity. Some questions to be asked include: how is it possible that nearly everyone is dancing? It is daytime, sun is shining and not even a single person looks haggard. Why are there multiple cars on fire and why doesn’t anyone care? It’s like […]

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The Bones Brigade: Skater angst documented from the 80s

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By Angela Datre in New Film on Thursday 6 December 2012

Skateboarder and documentary filmmaker Stacey Peralta’s new film tells the story of The Bones Brigade, the 1980s skate team he created. The team featured a young Tony Hawk, along with other legends like Steve Caballero and Rodney Mullen, and went on to change the way people looked at skateboarding forever.

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Blog about muscly dudes and women from the 80s

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Tuesday 16 October 2012

The whole world of blogging just gets stranger and stranger everyday, but now there’s a Tumblr page dedicated to 80s Muscle, that is: muscly dudes and women from the 80s. Scrolling down the blog takes you on a seemingly endless journey full of protein shaken, steroid taken, ripped and cut muscles. So if you’re a […]

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Video by Tom Rubnitz will freak the hell out of you

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By Luke Watson in Video on Tuesday 8 May 2012

This is an infamous piece by 1980s video artist Tom Rubnitz. Mostly associated with the New York drag queen scene, Rubnitz’s Pickle Suprise will freak the hell out of you. But I challenge you not to have it playing over in your brain for the next week.

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Surveillance photos taken by Czech secret police in 70s, 80s

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By Jena Ardell in New Art on Wednesday 2 May 2012

Surveillance photographs taken by the communist secret police in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 80s. Voyeurism at its finest. Here, average citizens were caught on hidden cameras by spies hoping to make arrests. [via Vice]

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1985 Summer/Spring Argos Catalogue on Flickr

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By Andrew Whiting in New Trends on Friday 23 December 2011

I must have seen hundreds of photo sets on Flickr, and even though this one doesn’t contain the original work, I’d struggle to find one that evokes such nostalgia. Many an hour was spent searching the Argos catalogue for the latest toys, walkmans, hi-fis and the like. Now we can do it all again.

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Crazy funny 1987 aerobic dance competition

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 12 November 2011

1980s, why did you fade away. I miss you and your rampant kitschiness. Life is just too damn serious these days. I could do with a sprinkle of fun back on our TV screens. Did I say fun? Oh boy! Watch on and be amazed. Sorry, amused.

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Knight Rider KITT Super Pursuit Mode Minimates Vehicle

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Wednesday 19 October 2011

Like many other kids who grew up in the 80s, I loved Knight Rider. I wish this Minimates toy version of KITT in super pursuit mode was available back then.

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Michael Kvium

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By Glenn Moust in New Art on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Michael Kvium is one of Denmark’s most prominent painters. He had his breakthrough in the mid-1980s when he first demonstrated his personal figurative painting.

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Etch-A-Sketch iPhone case

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By Justin Chase in New Products on Monday 20 June 2011

Who didn’t have their own Etch-A-Sketch as a kid. Then we grew up and bought iPhones. Now they’re together, in a winning combination. The Etch-A-Sketch case is made of ABS plastic and designed just like the original. A fun gift idea, indeed.

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Mall Rats: a photo essay by Michael Galinsky

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By Clare Hillier in New Photography on Saturday 18 June 2011

Big malls. Big mullets. Big double denim. In 1989, Michael Galinsky drove across America and documented malls along the way. He shot about 30 rolls of slide film in malls from Long Island to North Dakota and Seattle.

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Like Depeche Mode? Try Curxes on for size

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By Georgina Langford in New Music on Thursday 19 May 2011

Curxes (pronounced ‘curses’) are one of the most exciting new bands you’ll hear all year. Roberta Fidora and Macaulay Hopwood make music that will suck you in, invade your brain, and make you lose sense of time. Their music is somewhere between Depeche Mode and Crystal Castles.

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