Classic Macintosh Re-Imagined in Modern Fan-Made Ad

A Macintosh 128K fan has created a fun video that re-imagines the original Mac from 1984 in a modern-style advert.


The project comes from motion designer Thibaut Crepelle, who outlined the creative process behind the video in a Behance post.

I wanted to pursue my idea of creating modern motion design stuff for vintage products.
For this piece, since everything is a learning experiment, I wanted to tackle a bit of UI and "animated modeling."

Today, its cubic design, its cute launch icon are elements well established in the computer horizon, and I wanted to pay an homage to that classic piece of hardware.

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The Macintosh 128K was introduced in the now-famous "1984" Super Bowl commercial directed by Ridley Scott, but Crepelle sought to match the vibrant, punchy Apple ads of today using a range of software and resources from Figma to replicate the classic Mac's UI and high-resolution animations that synchronized with the music.

Crepelle also included a number of easter eggs in the video, such as macOS Monterey's wallpaper and the gradient used on Apple's "One More Thing" Mac event graphics.

Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
6 weeks ago
The title made me think it was a modernized M1 classic Macintosh. It's only a matter of time before someone puts an M1 in a salvaged, retrobrighted Macintosh case, but so far the closest I've seen was an M1 in a G4 Cube.

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TheYayAreaLiving Avatar
6 weeks ago
This is so cool! I love it. Pure classic.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Billnsandi Avatar
6 weeks ago

The title made me think it was a modernized M1 classic Macintosh. It's only a matter of time before someone puts an M1 in a salvaged, retrobrighted Macintosh case, but so far the closest I've seen was an M1 in a G4 Cube.


I built one for my wife for Christmas. 128k Mac with an M1 Mac Mini inside and a small lcd screen harvested from an lcd monitor. It has functional classic keyboard and mouse as well.

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Nuno Lopes Avatar
6 weeks ago
Fantastic! Made me remember lots of fun back than.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orangeslice Avatar
6 weeks ago
is that an hhkb attached to that mac? pretty sure it is :p

A close up picture
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0769/4313/products/Macintosh_512k_Plus_Keyboard_Restoration_RetroFixes_009d396f-9784-4f98-aceb-86351bff3af4_1024x1024.jpg?v=1507909888

How Jobs felt about extra keys
http://laydros.freeshell.org/docs/stevekeys.html

HHKB in case you don't know what it is
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Hacking_Keyboard
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lordkythe Avatar
6 weeks ago

I suspect the video creator is French where period (.) is used instead of comma (,) as the thousands separator.... so, unless it’s tongue-in-cheek (either you or the video creator), no discount really ?
Actually in French, the space is used instead of comma for thousands separator. The period is not used at all, the comma is used for decimals.
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