Smartwatch Prototype – 1981

11 Apr 2014


This image was designed by Robert Tinney, an artist who designed many magazine covers for Byte back in its prime. A “master of the airbrush”, his work helped give the sci/tech magazine some of its voice in the 70s and 80s.

This particular cover was designed for the April 1981 issue (April Fools) and was a tongue-in-cheek look at the future of computers.

A copy can be bought from Robert Tinney’s website