Playing on a Shoe String, Livia Ritthaler’s Minimalist Gramophone.

It’s a rainy Saturday morning here in the Midwest, and for some reason I was thinking back to the days of art school. Days when I was young, broke, and had to be inventive when it came to entertainment, eating, and doing things with little or no money. I think that is why I love the “Minimalist Gramophone by design student Livia Ritthaler.

It’s inventive, it works, and it seems quite entertaining. Hopefully she is eating something better than Raman Noodles while listening to her records.

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Minimalist gramophone

I just moved to London to finish my bachelor with the graphics program. Because I can afford neither the money nor the space a record player, I’ve even built one.

A phonograph of three materials, paper, wood and metal. Operated by their own hands.

Livia Ritthaler
Graphic and Communication Design