An Artist Has Done the Totally Necessary Job of Making Classic VHS Covers for the Modern Movies

Image: iamsteelberg on Instagram
Image: iamsteelberg on Instagram

Housed on Instagram is the portfolio of iamsteelberg, who has done the world a service by making art in the style of VHS boxes. These things are works of art, from the completely perfect font choices to the weathering and stickers added. I’ve never missed my local rental place more.

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We’ve picked our favorites, but there’s a ton more on iamsteelberg’s Instagram page. I’m left thinking about how much better DVDs are. Not because of the quality or the extras that come with them. But because of how much less space DVDs take up.

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Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

DISCUSSION

There is no way an the entire season of Stranger Things fit on one VHS. 3h+ movies like Titanic didn’t fit on one VHS.

And now that I think about it - were TV shows released on home video before DVDs came along?