A graphic design company has unveiled a new design for a 1920s era computer that uses digital art to evoke the feel of a time before digital photography.
Dubbed the “Digital Print,” the computer looks like a 1930s arcade game and can be set to create or animate animated graphics.
The machine uses a Raspberry Pi computer, with the “D” key for “digital” and the “F” key to create the digital graphics.
It is a $499 machine, with an early Kickstarter campaign raising $17,000.
Digital Print is the brainchild of graphic designer Matt Kiley, who is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota and is working on a graphic design degree.
He says the goal was to create a system that can be used to design and animate animated visuals.
Kiley’s previous work includes a series of animations that have been used to illustrate The New York Times website.
The machine’s design is designed to mimic the feel and design of the original IBM PC and the Atari 2600 computer, the company says.
Its design is a mix of vintage graphics and modern digital design.
“We wanted to get the feeling of the old PC and Atari to the modern day,” Kiley told The Verge.
“This isn’t a ‘modern day’ machine.
It’s a ‘1950s’ machine.”
The Raspberry Pi is the computer that originally powered the IBM PC in the 1960s, and the company sells a number of computers that are similar in style and design.
Katelys team is currently working on getting the new design into production.
The company plans to release the machine in the first quarter of 2021.
The Raspberry PI has also been a major focus of the startup’s efforts, with Kiley working on an early version of the new machine that runs the company’s first open source software.
Kailys team hopes to eventually release the hardware in the “next few years,” the company told The Washington Post.