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Tom “The Dude Designs” Hodge is a name you’re likely to recognize if you’re at all in touch with the world of modern movie art. His part flashy, part trashy mode of style harkens back to essential Grindhouse aesthetics, but also drips with a glaze of crisp design class that distinguishes his readily recognizable neo-retro style. Through amassing...
From the same video vindicators that brought you the bodacious big box package for the lost low-budget horror flick THE BASEMENT, and also supplied your VCRS (in tandem with us here at LUNCHMEAT!) with a radical re-issue of Gary Cohen’s shot-on-video classics VIDEO VIOLENCE and VIDEO VIOLENCE 2 in a deluxe Diehard Videovore edition, here comes another...
Lee Thompson is one bodacious illustrator based out of Philadelphia who has a passionate predilection for 80s aesthetics. He’s just about ready to graduate from the University of the Arts, and for his senior project he’s decided to go all out in celebrating the artistic attributes of the analog era by creating the trailer, packaging and managing...
If you’re tuned into this VHS-obsessed blog on the regular, you’re sure to know that the rewind re-animation and subsequent fresh VHS entities are in absolute full swing. Now, more than ever, there are Tapeheads taking the initiative to unleash their own brand of VHS beasts to share with their rewind-inclined brethren and beyond. The inspiration...
While groovin’ around the radical VHS-obsessed Facebook forum VHS Misfits ~ Ironfist VHS Bliss this morning as a part of my daily dose of online analog insanity, I happened upon a most excellent post from fellow Tapehead Matthew Baxter (originally observed and mentioned by Al Magliochetti). His post compared the now iconic National Geographic cover...
Today Tapeheads everywhere were set ablaze with analog-oriented indignation when met with an internet headline that read as follows: “Calling All VHS Tapes: Group Aims to Find and Recycle Ontario’s 2.26 Billion VCR Relics” Plainly put, this group is out to rid Ontario of its unwanted VHS tapes. The reception of this notion resulted in massive...
Hold on to your VCRs, Tapeheads, because this nugget of news just might make your heads spin at a revolutionary rate.  Approximately 2,700 VHS tapes are currently being accounted for, cataloged and prepared for posterity at the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. The work of Kaplanoff Librarian for American History David Gary and analog inspirator...
VHS-obsessed events do much more than bring together analog-inclined minds in search of brain-bending magnetic magic. They foster the tangibility and expansion of a culture. Tape-talking online forums such as Horror VHS Collectors Unite! and those java-jivin’ VHS revivin’ VHS Misfits help collect the central interests, opinions and overall conscience...
The constantly expanding world of fresh VHS is consistently spewing forth a wild and wondrous spill of cult cinema to help keep our VCRS churning and turning without cessation.  In this radical wave of rewind re-animation, we’re seeing everything from obscure gems getting more recognition to indie films gaining a new platform for exposure, and sometimes,...
The visible rise of VHS collector culture and the resulting resurging interest in rare, amazing and obscure video cassettes over the past few years has helped to inspire some seriously radical events engineered to assemble the most voracious of Videovores. Earl Kess’ Severed Short Film Night and Horror VHS Collectors Unite! Convention does a killer...
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