Abort, Retry, Frame: a dir /p of nostalgia


Mon, Jul 11th, 2011 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

You know Chris Baker? You don't?! He's one of the guys behind The Elements of Fucking Style. That should tell you he's a clever guy with a great sense of humour. He's also my new hero.

Besides the book, Chris has other projects, among which his Abort, Retry, Frame, where old floppies from games of our childhood are professionally framed as a memento of our early geekery.

As Chris explains:

I originally wanted something nerdy of my own creation to hang above my desk. Since I can't paint or draw, I started thinking about objects. After a few moments of wistful pondering I, for some unknown reason, remembered the stack of disks that came with Windows 3.1, and how the idea of breaking up a single program or "thing" across a multitude of disks fascinated me as a kid. That got me thinking about the idea of seeing all the disks together, arranged in some fashion, and so I thought it might be interesting to frame them as if they were a work of art.

And if I thought that might be a cool idea to cover up some blank wall space, I figured others might too. And voila, here we are.



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