Remember the beauty of physical media with this animated ode to blank VHS covers

It’s hard to remember in today’s digital world, where nearly everything is just a string of code on a hard drive, but physical media used to be beautiful. And not just the giant, colorful album artwork of vinyl records or holographic DVD cases, either: even the nondescript boxes for blank VHS tapes had a certain charm, if you looked for it.

YouTuber and animator 4096’s video “blank vhs covers were kinda beautiful” is the perfect encapsulation of that, gorgeously animating together a series of classic covers from blank VHS tapes from over the years.

Vault of VHS (Tumblr)

4096’s great animation certainly helps the case designs pop, with creative transitions that seamlessly shift from one case to the next, but it’s…

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