Friday, July 1, 2011

Remedy

Advertisement for data recovery company, circa 1999

If you have ever had a hard drive crash or accidentally deleted something, you know what a pain it is to try to remedy the situation. I did this piece a while back for Power Quest, a software company that specialized in recovery of lost data. They no longer exist since being absorbed by Symantec.The concept was a frantic PC owner watching as his hard drive gets operated on. The technology probably looks a little dated now, but the concept was fun to paint. It ran in a bunch of computer magazines back in the day.

7 comments:

Reflections said...

The image might 'look' a little dated, but I'm sure we can all relate to the feeling as if it was yesterday, uh this morning, uh... last week... smiles.

Maria Bogade said...

Great humor and work!

Rita Balixa said...

Ahaha clever idea and amazing technique (:

Curious Art said...

Ha, great take & illo, & all too familiar! I had a scare just yesterday when suddenly the screen went all purple rectangles! Restarted & all seems well, but oh my goodness was that a horrible moment.

Jacqueline Decker said...

Great expression on the PC owner! Very clever piece!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks Guys! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday!

Jack Foster said...

Had a great 4th! Thanks Greg! I love this concept! Great expression on the concerned “loved one” Great piece Greg!