Carve spooky dead tech on your Halloween pumpkins

These designs are guaranteed to give those iPhone-wielding whippersnappers a satisfying fright.

 

Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Published Oct 29, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 7:44 am CDT

If you think kids get scared when Tumblr goes down or Instagram stops working, try haunting them with images of dead technology from decades past.

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With its gallery of pumpkin-carving templates shaped like archaic electronics, the Tech Cemetery has given old fogies a new way to celebrate devices that costumed kids don’t even remember. What better way to pay tribute to the innovators who came before us than with some custom jack-o’-lantern?

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The Tech Cemetery project is the brainchild of Image Conscious Studios, a branding and interactive design company in Boston, MA. Nostalgic tech enthusiasts can download the templates here, paste one on a hollowed-out pumpkin, and get to work. If you upload a picture of your creation to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #TechCemetery, you might “win something awesome.”

In Memoriam: Dead Tech. We’ve created some pumpkin templates at http://t.co/p5zO2eVoj0. Post your own to win something awesome #techcemetery

— ICS Creative (@ICScreative) October 29, 2014

Images via techcemetary.com | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: Oct 29, 2014, 3:15 pm CDT