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Retro art for 'Rogue One,' 'Mad Max' almost makes VHS cool again

An artist gives modern movies an '80s makeover by crafting VHS boxes that would look at home on the shelves of any Blockbuster.

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Modern movies get a retro makeover with VHS cover art.

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Long before movies could be digitally downloaded, kiddies, VHS rental stores were the place to go. Movie fans would browse store shelves looking for the perfect action, horror, comedy or romance flick to take home for the weekend, which is usually as long as the stores would allow the movies to be rented.

While VHS tapes are a thing of the past, one artist -- Steelberg -- designs retro-looking VHS covers for recent movies such as "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "Cabin in the Woods," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Star Trek" and "Cloverfield." Even TV shows like Netflix series "Stranger Things" get the old-school VHS art treatment.

IAmSteelberg not only redesigns modern movie posters to resemble VHS covers that would look perfect on the shelves of any Blockbuster video rental store.. The covers also include genre movie stickers, price tags and other random numbers on the spines.

The cover art is so authentic, it almost makes VHS tapes cool again. Almost.