Would you prefer to purchase a movie that looked like this?
Since I was a child I have always thought the CD was a bulky, horrid piece of technology. In terms of size it felt like a step backwards from the tape. Although much thinner and of course greater quality of content, you couldn’t fit a CD in your pocket. I always found this an absurd design fault. Of course there was the mini CD that was only a few cm across, but this design didn’t really take off, even though most CD players were backwards compatible and could accept them.
Today, 25 years later, the shape of the CD is still the same, although the technology inside them has changed somewhat and we now call them Blu Rays. The fact of the matter still remains - they are ugly pieces of consumer product.
I recently bought myself a Blu Ray player to compliment a ridiculously cheap 50” Samsung plasma I’d acquired. I noticed that on the front of it was a USB port which you could connect hard drives or thumb drives to and play content like music or downloaded movies. Not only this, the Samsung TV also had the facility to do this. It wasn’t long before I noticed that every single Blu Ray player and new TV set on the market had the technology to play straight off a USB drive!
It’s worth mentioning here that I am a great fan of minimalist movie posters. These are conceptual design posters that take will take an icon or symbol from a cult movie and create with it a faux advertising campaigns. For the design above I originally wanted to use a scorpion or a bullet instead of the ‘Drive’ logo (you’ll need to watch the movie to see what I mean). However, to illustrate the idea of a ‘Film on a Stick’ properly, I decided it would be better to use the movie title from the opening sequence of the film.
So what is it and more importantly why?
Well I think by now, that’s apparent. CDs / Blu Rays / DVDs are ugly and bulky. Collector editions may come in a steel box and will always for some reason be in a larger case than the disc itself. I would much prefer to have my movie collection in the form of novelty USB sticks. I’d certainly pay extra for them (not too much) and would take a lot better care than I do with my current film collection!
What’s more, is that solid state media is far more reliable in the long term than optical media - I bet if you had a CD from the 1980s it would have less chance of working than a Sega master system cartridge.
Think it’s a cool idea? Then reblog! I’d love to take this idea further, but I’m not sure if it’s just me who thinks it looks good.
Designs by Fiverr