'Memorex' & 'Skinemax' | Two hour VJ Odyssey of 1980's commercials

Oh My God. These are amazing. Source via @MrWhaite

"Memorex is the advertising industry's collective wet dream. The sequel to Smash TV's critically acclaimed "Skinemax", Memorex is a 50 minute VJ odyssey, a tribute to an entire generation who grew up with only a TV and a VCR for a babysitter.

Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the cultural values of an era of excess. It's a re-contextualization of ads - cultural detritus, the lowest of the low - into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful."

And now for the original..


"Skinemax is Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes. It's long form entertainment for short attention spans. An hour long VJ odyssey, it will move your body and warp your mind.

A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Skinemax takes a close look at the culture of that era. The images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time."

Very VHS

I wouldn't say they're brilliantly designed, but standing in front of video's with covers like these made me weak at the knees once upon a time...this collection also shows covers from Krystian's very cool Polish collection.

Dark Lord Disco's VHS set - http://www.flickr.com/photos/darklorddisco/sets/72157622911345506/
Krystian Kujda's VHS covers - http://www.flickr.com/photos/krystian_kujda/sets/72157603827798724/with/27181...
Jesper Wiking VHS - http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiking/sets/72157616866881609/with/3450657115/