Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

September 13, 2016

Is That A Shutter Button Or A Shudder Button? The Hideous Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

by Freddy J. Nager, founder of Atomic Tango + industrial design lover (usually)…

I am stricken with horror. Can barely move. May need years of therapy and bourbon shots.

I just saw the single ugliest tech product ever made. One of Fujifilm’s competitors must have kidnapped their industrial designers and perpetrated this as a means to sabotage the brand. I close my eyes, but this mutant is seared upon my retinas. Apparently, the design inspiration was the larval spawn of a radioactive pig from the planet Masticated Gum.

I don’t care what it’s capable of doing. Just. Make. It. Go. Away.

Update 9/14/16:
My friend John Fitzgerald sent me this image of a lifeform from the David Cronenberg film ExistenZ, and I must say, the resemblance to the Fujifilm Instax is uncanny:

ExistenZ

Mutant being or camera?

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Freddy is the Founder & Creative Strategist of Atomic Tango. He also teaches at the University of Southern California (go Trojans!), shoots pool somewhat adequately, and herds cats. Freddy received his BA from Harvard and his MBA from USC.

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