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This hand held radio took an hour to create. The video reduces the process to about 3 minutes.
A Tribute to the Radio Medium
One day in Goodwill I stumbled across an old vintage radio. I wasn’t sure what to do with it other than let it be eye candy on my desk. That’s when inspiration hit and here I am 14 radios later.
This little handheld radio has no identifiable brand. After completing this illustration this was the tipping point that spurred me to create the never ending series.
This tabletop radio piqued my interest because of its feet. I also really liked the grille effect on the face of the radio.
Most of the time spent on this General Electric was trying to find the exact and period correct GE logo and accompanying typeface. To the best of my knowledge it is correct.
I could not pass up re-creating an iconic Dieter Rams design. Note: the radio uses Akzidenz-Grotesk NOT helvetica.
Doesn’t this just scream the 80s? I love the handle and bright blue. I was drawn to the brand because of the name where what would be the second “d” is dropped.
This has to be one of my favorites. The intricate dial was a pain but I love the finished look. Plus the speaker is huge compared to the rest of the radio. I bet this thing rocked!
This little funky radio is definitely a love child of the 80s. This was the first radio that had and I chose to incorporate the antenna.
This is the very first pocket/portable radio. This battery powered radio changed the way people listened and paved the way for the popular walkman and eventually the ipod.
This Sony was probably the most frustrating dial to recreate. While it’s not as complex as a few of the others in the series it gave me the most trouble.
I wanted to change things up but I also wanted to stay with radios. After a bit of brainstorming I found that a walkie-talkie fit the bill perfectly. 10-4. Over and Out.
‘Murica! This was by far the easiest manufacturing date to find. GE produced this radio to celebrate 150 years of America.
Here’s another Panasonic tabletop radio. I really find it interesting comparing this early design to the later design of radio #3.
Wade Wilson aka Deadpool in the most recent blockbuster is seen listening along to this Siemens. I just couldn’t help myself after seeing the movie I had to replicate his radio - masking tape and all.