To make their truly unique Cinematiq collection, Budapest-based eyewear designer Zachary Tipton and his team looked to vintage films for inspiration. Using 16 and 35mm film sourced from “old movie theaters, TV stations and private collections,” they wedged short, high-contrast scenes into the temples of the collection’s eyeglass frames.

Some of the films were labeled, others were so very much of indie origin we could not even identify their genre.

We’ve literally examined miles of films frame by frame to curate the final scenes that were ready to become more than just art living in the past.

Impressively, a man known for his distinct eyewear, Sir Elton John, is one of their first clients.

I don’t wear glasses (yet, anyway), but if I did, I’d have a hard time choosing between these and Vinylize, the ‘groovy’ ones made from vinyl records. Both kinds are produced by Tipton’s team.


from Boing Boing