I discovered this beautiful collection on Flickr recently and have since become really enthusiastic about product design from the 1970s. There’s just something about those simple color schemes, the clean fonts, a sense of futuristic minimalism from a time forgotten. But whatever the case, looking at these things has been somewhat of an inspiration for the GUI direction of my new VST synth project for Psychic Modulation, which I will be posting more about soon. The interface design I’m working on is an attempt to strike a perfect balance between form and function. The design aspect seems to reflect what I hope to achieve in the instrument itself. A tool designed with functionality in mind, very fun and inspiring to work with, that can get quick results without the stress. That’s kind of how I imagine the products in these images. They must have been, at least in their time, a real pleasure to use. And even though they might be rendered obsolete, a real inspiration to look at.