First post, by badmojo
One of the things I liked best about the generic beige cases I owned as a kid were the colourful domed case badges that were stuck in the 25x25cm recess provided for that purpose. We bought our PC’s from whatever local, fly by night vendor was selling the specs we wanted for the best price, so they were never anything close to a known brand. They were stores with names like “ABC computers”, or “A1 PC”, and their logos were obviously hastily created the night before they launched the store. The one I remember best was the one on my 486SX33, bought in early ’93. It had a brushed steel background and I vaguely remember blues and greens, but I don’t remember the design or store name.
For the most part the vintage cases I own now have no badge at all, so I decided to get some made based on what I remember about my favourite childhood badge. This is the simple design I came up with:
I sent it off to http://www.case-badges.com/, paid some money, and received these in the mail a few weeks later:
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