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.

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?

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 Post your own to win something awesome #techcemetery

— ICS Creative (@ICScreative) October 29, 2014

Images via | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III

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