Vintage cell phones are now being considered "recent antiques" according to Retro Brick, an ancient mobile dealer. Sure there are no apps for these pre-loved dialers but that is not the point. While some of these babies still actually work, the phones are being sold for display purposes only. Which almost makes sense considering that the phone shown here, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, originally sold for $4,000 in 1983. FYI, it was the first commercial cell phone.
I grew up in a Polaroid family. When I was a child I was not interested in the actual pictures the camera took. I just wanted to etch curly squiggles on the image as soon as it shot out of the camera. Anywho, I recently got a kick out of seeing the iconic packaging Paul Giambarba designed for Polaroid back in the late 1950's. His goal was to distinguish the brand from Kodak. I have to say, Giambarba might be the reason why Polaroid is still iconic today.