Trevor Slavin
What a time to be alive

Ever wonder what life would be like if streaming services disappeared overnight causing a rise in physical media? Wonder no more and check out What a time to be alive!

Okay so get this, Netflix buys out all streaming services and requires its users to be on camera at all times while engaging with their content and everyone jumps ship causing the great fall of Netflix. The once great medium of VHS and DVD are on its way to being crowned king of media once again. Second hand stores are booming and the people can’t buy enough.

My project documents these events through a time capsule buried by myself and opened by a 71 year old Trevor live on camera. Artifacts from the capsule include a modern movie being advertised and released on VHS including promos and other fun things. This project focusing on physical media so it was very important to me let all my work come to life.

Trevor Slavin
Trevor Slavin is a fun and creative designer with a passion for physical media. He dabbles in the street art scene in Chicago and works a lot with silk screening. He likes to experiment both on and off the computer by manipulating everyday objects. His love for physical media comes from his childhood where he often bought used books and movies. He is also known for his crazy collections, things he collects include: 80s horror VHS tapes, records, CDs, 80s toys and memorabilia (huge ET collection, huge), and other printed media.

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Graphic Design Capstone Showcase 2020 and 2021
Advisors: Shiro Akiyoshi, Nathan  Matteson, and Heather Snyder Quinn