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Mobile phone Russian dolls

From the brick to the smartphone

Mobile phone Russian dolls

It's sometimes hard to believe how massive mobile phones used to be. Poor Gordon Gekko must have had serious arm strain.

Ingenious Brighton-based designer Kyle Bean has served us with a worthy reminder of how much technology has changed with these awe-inspiring Russian dolls.

Taking us all the way from the 80s hand-weakener through to the pocket-friendly iPhone, Bean's 'Mobile Phone Evolution' works as both a fascinating study on technological change and as something you want to reach out and play with for a good hour straight.

The replicas fit inside one another perfectly and if you look closely, you can probably recognise your first handset in the line-up. Although if you're heading towards the left, you may not want to admit it.

You can find more of his work here.

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