Those of you that know me even casually know I savor a fine set of vintage concept sketches the way a sommelier might a rare bottle of Chateau Lafitte. So you can imagine my excitement when a co-worker at frog sent me this set of concept sketches from Atari, 1981 vintage.
" By 1981 Atari's home computer division began looking into replacements for the aging 400/800 line of computers. Several types of systems were conceptualized and in the end it came down to two routes. One was called the A-300 project which involved a new series of Atari computers which would work as modules and plug together to form a complete computer system. The second was an evolution of the A-300 project that shed all of the expansion and modular design for a low profile, high tech computer system which became the Atari 1200XL Computer System."
See the entire set of 18 images at the online Atari Museum here.
If you are like me, and you can't get enough of this stuff, be sure to check out the Vintage Concept Sketches discussion in the forum here.
Thanks to Amina Horozic for the tip
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