Kodachrome film, one of the first successful color films in history, was discontinued in 2009, as Kodak recognized that digital cameras were making physical film obsolete. But, before it was all gone, legendary photographer Steve McCurry (who had used Kodachrome in a substantial amount of his work) asked if he could have the honor of taking the last roll. … Read More
Regular Flavorwire readers know that we’re completely obsessed with logo design — from the fascinating back stories on how companies’ logos were dreamed up, to what they would say if they were really telling the truth. Now thanks to a post over on StockLogos, we’ve gotten an interesting glimpse at the original (and much less recognizable) logos of some of the world’s biggest companies, juxtaposed with the visuals that we associate these brands with today. From an Apple logo featuring a drawing of Isaac Newton perched under an apple tree to a McDonald’s logo with nary a golden arch in sight, click through for a slideshow of some the most surprising makeovers that we discovered. … Read More
What, you ask, is this bizarre, light blue contraption with exposed circuit boards and attached audio cassette? Why, it’s apparently the world’s first digital camera! Back in 1975, Kodak created the “toasted-sized” prototype, which took a whopping 23 seconds to record its data on the cassette tape. ISO50 also points us to a fascinating first-person account of the project by the man who invented the camera.
So, you may be wondering, how did Kodak view the images in the days before convenient home computing? It turns out that it required an even uglier contraption. Take a peek at that machine and the photos it displayed after the jump. … Read More