Retro Patents

Jan 25, 2017

Category: Living

It is way too easy to forget that the technology we use every single day had to, at some point, start out as an idea being drafted out on paper or on the computer screen. Retro Patents reminds us all of the humble beginnings of our daily tech by imagining what they would look like when submitted to the U.S. Patent office.

With prints ranging from Steve Jobs’ iPhone to the buzzy Tesla Model S, you can have your pick of a wide variety of fun and influential tech. Our personal favorites may be the electronic calculator, the Atari, and the trusty Gameboy from Nintendo. The prints are made up of more than just physical patents, however. Buyer’s also have the opportunity to frame PayPal’s poster, Airbnb, and even Larry Page’s PageRank from 1998. You can get these in 12 by 18 inches or 24 by 36. Prices start at $27. [Purchase]

More From Living

This Luminox x Bear Grylls Watch Was Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic

Help save the world by being ready to save yourself.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner

These Form-Fitting Joggers Boast A Breathable Four-Way Stretch Construction

A calculated pair of warmup pants for the gym or lounging at home.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

This Geometric Modular Home Takes Custom Prefabs Living To New Levels

A drag-and-drop abode that makes use of various different partitions.

Posted By

Sep 21, 2020

Featured Image

Learn How To Build A Motorcycle With Gary Inman’s Immersive Instructional Book

A step-by-step guide to bike customization, from project sourcing to frame fabrication.

Posted By

Sep 18, 2020

Featured Image

This 966HP Luxury Powerboat Was Heavily-Inspired By Modern Supercars

An ultra-plush, carbon fiber-hulled vessel that's capable of 57mph speeds.

Posted By

Sep 17, 2020

Featured Image

Nestron’s Smart ‘Cube Two’ Is A Luxury Prefab With A Built-In AI Assistant

A larger, more accommodating space, supporting up to four individuals.

Posted By

Sep 17, 2020