An Animated Tribute To The Slipcover Art Of Blank VHS Tapes

January 11, 2019

This is a well constructed animation created by Russian video editor 4096 that pays tribute to the slipcover art on blank VHS tapes, with each different brand's cover art smoothly morphing into the next. I remember some of those! Man, I can't even tell you how many VHS tapes I filled up with Saturday morning cartoons. Probably two, and possibly even three. "That's it?" Well I've never been much of a morning person, and it's not like my parents are going to record cartoons for me just so I can hog the TV watching them all later. "Smart parents." They also discovered that if they unplugged the television I would just assume it was broken and go play outside because I thought the power came through the TV antennae. "Why did you think that?" Because that's what my dad told me. "Wow, really smart parents." Everything they ever taught me was a lie. And I was homeschooled, so I still have eighteen years of relearning to do.

Keep going for a trip down memory lane.

Thanks to Cyndi M, who agrees there was nothing like the smell of a freshly unwrapped blank VHS tape. It smelled like...possibilities.

  • MustacheHam

    ooh~ memories.

  • Bling Nye


  • Tom

    Y'know, for all that the 1980s is known as the "era that taste forgot," they knew a thing or two about graphic design.

    Clean lines, bright colours, good contrast, bold, minimalist and unafraid of empty space.

  • Jenness

    This is an amazing teeny niche of something I'd never even think about had this one person not thought about it again. Sometimes people are kind of cool.

  • sizzlepants

    Did I just not see the black and gold Kodak case?

  • It was notably absent...for shame!

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