Remember the time Laurel and Hardy rocked an iPhone in one of their movies? Or when Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews used one of Apple’s handsets to snap a selfie at the 1965 Oscars?
Obviously such scenes can’t be real — but that’s not stopped a bunch of 2017-era Apple gear showing up in classic movies, thanks to one Apple fan’s work.
34-year-old graphic designer Pablo Larrocha’s Timeless Apple project injects iPhones and other hardware into classic movie frames to create combinations that appear normal until you start to look closely. As a result, we get sights like an iPhone 7 and Apple Watch peeking out from under Humphrey Bogart’s iconic white jacket in the 1942 movie Casablanca, created a whole 13 years before Steve Jobs was even born.
“People love the pictures,” Larrocha tells Cult of Mac. “I don’t explain anything when I show them. They first look closely, then look confused, then finally smile. Unifying two elements, separated by time, is an idea that has always fascinated me. I started with one of Charlie Chaplin, and found it interesting and fun, so continued experimenting with other photographs. I have really enjoyed creating them.”
Larrocha said his favorite pics are the ones which appear to show the users really interacting with the devices, rather than just sporting them in a coat pocket or on a wrist.
“I really like the Laurel and Hardy one, because it seems they are really interacting with the iPhone,” he says. “Also, I think The Wizard of Oz with the Apple symbol is very interesting. But I think Ginger Rogers is the winner. Those AirPods and iPhone match up really well.”
We can’t disagree!
(You can check out the rest of the images here.)