manchester-based artist and illustrator sheng lam has reimagined some of 2019’s biggest social media platforms and media sites as retro gadgets. using a fantastically 90s anime style, lam has created more than half a dozen renderings, including a facebook floppy drive, a spotify casette player and an instagram polaroid.
sheng lam’s anime-styled illustrations imagine what the likes of netflix and twitter would have looked like in a pre-internet age. each conceptual product is rendered with architectural precision, featuring swaths of primary color and geometric cues, similar to that of late 80s and early 90s sci-fi manga works like akira (1988) and ghost in the shell (1991).
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