’80s Electronics Turn Old Keyboards Into New Mosaics | Co.Design

In Marvel’s recently released film Guardians of the Galaxy, galactic space rogue Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) spends most of the movie carrying around an old 1980s Sony Walkman loaded up with a mixtape labeled “Awesome Jams Vol. 1.” It’s the character’s spiritual link to the childhood he spent on Earth.

This is an aspect of ’80s technology that Austrian designer Kay Knightunderstands very well. Having grown up in the ’80s, Knight feels a spiritual connection with the technology of the era–Walkmans, boomboxes, clunky retro computers, and more–which Knight attempts to bring back to life with beautiful mosaics made up of keys pried off of early computer keyboards.

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