Thomas Wensma


EIGHTY Magazine is a print-only publication that taps into a nostalgic feeling by exploring the dynamics and appeal of '80s culture and aesthetic — its style, colours, music, fashion, movies, technology, architecture and more.

Printed in a limited edition number of copies.
275 x 210 mm, 112 pages.
Front cover artwork (below) by Eric Weidner.

ANALOG Magazine   

ANALOG Magazine is a print-only publication. It’s the magazine for analogue nostalgia. The magazine is currently a design concept. 

Vinyl Record LP sleeves – TOKYO SERIES

The TOKYO SERIES vinyl record packaging design concepts are inspired by the city of Tokyo, Japan.
Japan is a country of valued aesthetics and design. Simplicity is central to Japanese aesthetics; the Japanese have developed a cultural sensibility to beauty, refined aesthetics and simplicity.  

Tokyo is considered one of the most special and beautiful cities. Especially during nighttime.  

VHS Cassette Packaging

In the 1970s, videotape entered home use, creating the home video industry and changing the economics of the motion picture and television businesses. In the later 1970s and early 1980s, there was a format war in the home video industry. Two of the standards, VHS and Betamax, received the most media exposure. VHS eventually won and emerged as the dominant home video format throughout the tape media period. Throughout the 1980s and into the ‘90s VHS was a huge part of culture and technology.

One of the things I find extraordinarily interesting is blank VHS cassette packaging design. VHS cover art and design showcase a wide range of [graphic] design trends of that time.