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By Travis Greenwood
07.12.12

Travis GreenwoodHello, hello and welcome to 8 for the '80s! In this column, we'll be sharing eight topical links, videos, and memes from the worlds of film, music, television, celebrity, art, toys, fashion, technology, pop culture, and beyond, all filtered through a totally bitchin' '80s perspective.

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Another week, another batch of radical '80s links, as collected from Internet points both big and small...

1. 22 reasons graphic design was better in the '80s. My favorite: laser cars motoring through a gridded landscape.

22 Reasons Why Design Was More Awesome in The 80s
Via: Buzzfeed

2. Our tee of the week references an old school NES game prop. Play on, playa...

Old School NES shirt
Buy: Glennz | Via: Shirtoid

3. A Flock of Seagulls as performed, quite literally, by a flock of (computer generated) seagulls. With New Wave hair, no less.


Via: Youtube

4. Da Vinci's The Last Supper, as populated with '80s icons. (New to us, but not the Interwebs...)

Da Vinci's The Last Supper, as populated with '80s icons.
Via: Bill McConkey

5. On a kinda, semi-related note, here are 9 movie posters rendered via a pulp book treatment. Pictured below: Blade Runner!

Blade Runner as a pulp book
Via: Buzzfeed

6. Indulge your sweet tooth with this amazing illustration that spoofs both John Candy and Candyland.

John Candyland
Via: Superpunch

7. 100 classic rock riffs, sequenced chronologically. Track forward to the 4:50 mark for the '80s material.


Via: Chicago Music Exchange

8. Give you Mac a throwback look with retro-fresh icons.

Get retro icons for your Mac
Via: Ben Vessey | Cap tip: Huff Post

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