In view of Amazon conference on September 6, I realized that all the current Kindle models may suddenly go retro. That’s why I prepared a series of vintage Kindle poster images. The idea is simple: to take a product pic of a Kindle and add some retro filters, grunge effects, and old-school typography.
Why I did that? Vintage is cool. Old print books are cool, because they’re vintage. The print book you bought two weeks ago, read only once, and damaged the cover, deserves to be a vintage stuff.
For most of us, old e-readers are just outdated. To me, it’s not like that. Look at the 1st generation Kindle, with its strange asymmetric shape from the 80s. For me it’s as cool as Nintendo.
Life-cycle of a Kindle model is 12 to 14 months. You’ll realize your newly bought Kindle is obsolete the first day you hear the rumors about the new one. Rumors usually come around 6 months after the launch.
This year’s launch conference won’t probably be as spectacular as the one from September 28, 2011. On the other hand, we should remember that digital technology comes of age at a much higher speed. Let’s put print books back into the landscape: I bet nobody treats them as an outdated technology.
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