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82 Nostalgic Cassette Restorations

From Retro Audio Pocketbooks to Colorful Edible Sculptures

— February 23, 2013 — Art & Design
The humble appreciation people feel for the bulky vintage technology revives itself around the world through nostalgic cassette interpretations in anywhere from food to fashion.

Within a lifetime, people have observed technology skyrocket from computers that were as large as a full room to metaphysical entities we now call data. The physicality of the devices, currently unnecessary in functional use, have given way to fun retro artwork and design.

Some examples vary from furniture pieces such as retro cassette tape tables to art pieces like the the skull cassette posters and the Jimi Hendrix cassette paintings.

These reinterpretations all target a wide audience that perhaps doesn't know the relationship between a cassette and pencil, but still appreciate and sympathize with the simplicity of the old days.
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Cassette Tape Dedication Shorts
Cassette Tape Dedication Shorts
MIE Films’ Jammed Pays Tribute to Audio Tapes in an Adorable
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Cassette Player Installations
Cassette Player Installations
Binatone Galaxy by Stephen Cornford Produces Eerie Sounds
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80
Retro Recorder Notepads
Retro Recorder Notepads
Moleskine's Cassette Collection Incorporates Vintage Illustrations
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79
Creepy Cassette Meals
Creepy Cassette Meals
Marcin Szpak Comments on the Age of 'Consumption'
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78
Cassette Tape Comics
Cassette Tape Comics
Peter S. Conrad Creates Uniquely-Shaped Comic Books
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77
Contemporary Cassette Artwork
Contemporary Cassette Artwork
Benoit Jammes Provides a Blast from the Past with Cassette Artwork
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76
Retro Audio Adornments
Retro Audio Adornments
The GoodWood Cassette Tape is Old School
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75
Digital Cassette Converters
Digital Cassette Converters
The USB Cassette Capture and Player Lets You Convert or Play Old Tapes
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74
Old-School Digital Recorders
Old-School Digital Recorders
Thanko Cassette Mate Brings Back the True Meaning of Mix Tapes
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73
Retro Music Makeup Packaging
Retro Music Makeup Packaging
The Manic Panic Cassette Eye-Shadow Compact is 80s Punk
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Smartphone Mixtape Jukeboxes
Smartphone Mixtape Jukeboxes
AirCassette Takes Mobile Users Back to the 80s and 90s
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71
Skull Cassette Posters
Skull Cassette Posters
Ali Gulec's Home Taping is Dead Print Shows the Demise of this Product
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Cubic Cassette Lighting
Cubic Cassette Lighting
The Tape Lamp by Transparent House is Cool and Sophisticated
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69
Retro Recording Device Notebooks
Retro Recording Device Notebooks
Moleskine Audio Cassette Notebooks are Perfect for Writing Songs
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Cassette-Converting Audio Devices
Cassette-Converting Audio Devices
Keep the 80s Alive with the Cassette to iPod Converter
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67
Cassette Music Players
Cassette Music Players
The MakerBot Mixtape is a Fun Throwback to Earlier Days
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66
Cassette-Inspired Hard Drives
Cassette-Inspired Hard Drives
The Freecom Mobile Drive CLS is a Retro Throwback
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65
Retro MP3 Converters
Retro MP3 Converters
The HIDEOTO Cassette Tape Deck Brings Back Your Old-School Beats
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Retro Tech Periodicals
Retro Tech Periodicals
Cassette Tape Magazine Reads Like a Micro Blog, Looks Like an Old Cassette
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Faux Beer-Infused Sterios
Faux Beer-Infused Sterios
The 'Miller Boom Box' Provides a Musical Approach to Marketing
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62
Retro Stereo Tablet Apps
Retro Stereo Tablet Apps
The Stereolizer App Turns Your iPad into an Old-Fashioned Radio
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Mock VHS Memopads
Mock VHS Memopads
The Peleg Designs Video Notebook is Made for Old-School Scribblers
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Retro Cassette Tape Pillows
Retro Cassette Tape Pillows
This Retro Cassette Tape Pillow Lets Nostalgia Live On in the Arts
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Cassette Tape Couture
Cassette Tape Couture
Pierre Andre Senizergues Fall 2009 Collection is Skateboarder Green
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Retro Cassette Converters
Retro Cassette Converters
The Player and Tape Concept Will Rewind You Back to the 80s
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Retro Music Converters
Retro Music Converters
Novac MV-CM001U Turns Cassette Tapes Into MP3s
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Mixtape Romances
Mixtape Romances
'Cassette from My Ex' Melds Music With Relationships
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Musical Lamps
Musical Lamps
Cassette Tape Lamps are an Eco-Friendly Way to Shine Light (UPDATE)
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Retro Cassette Tape Tables
Retro Cassette Tape Tables
This Reinvention from Jeff Skierka Designs Replicates a Mixtape
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Nostalgic Cassette Tape Tables
Nostalgic Cassette Tape Tables
This Table Takes You Back to the Days of Cassettes and Boomboxes
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Miniature MP3 Speakers
Miniature MP3 Speakers
The Mini Boombox Speaker System is Cute and Convenient
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51
VCR-Inspired Kicks
VCR-Inspired Kicks
Cassette Sneakers Survive the 80s
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50
Tapeography
Tapeography
Ersinhan Ersin Uses Old School Tapes to Create Cassette Tape Texts
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49
Rudimentary Designer USBs
Rudimentary Designer USBs
Flashback to Yesteryear With the Marc Jacobs USB Hubs
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48
Musical Measuring
Musical Measuring
Cassette Tape Measure Makes Music Handy
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47
Retro USB Replicas
Retro USB Replicas
The Cassette Tape USB Hub Mixes the Past with the Present
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46
Musical Necklaces
Musical Necklaces
Stephanie Simek Makes Neck & Ears Happy With Her Sound Locket
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45
Fake Cassette Cases
Fake Cassette Cases
Contexture Design Creates Retro-Style Holders for iPod Nanos
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44
QR Code Mixtapes
QR Code Mixtapes
Sharetapes Brings Mixtapes into the 21st Century
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80s-Inspired Music Players
80s-Inspired Music Players
This Cassette MP3 Player is a Fun and Nostalgic Way to Listen to Music
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Laced Retro Lyrics
Laced Retro Lyrics
Cassette Tape Crochet May Be the Chosen Media of 1980s-Born Grandmothers
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Retro Cassette Tape Covers
Retro Cassette Tape Covers
The Mix Tape iPad Case Brings Some 80s Nostalgia to Modern Technology
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40
Retro Audio Furniture
Retro Audio Furniture
The Silla Cassette Tape Chair is Retro Upcycling at its Best
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39
Retro Music Box Cases
Retro Music Box Cases
The Zero Gravity Boombox iPhone 5 Shell Brings You Back to the 80s
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38
Retro Media Players
Retro Media Players
Rewind to the Past with the Song Han Xin Etape
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37
Retro Gum Ads
Retro Gum Ads
The Gorila Bubble Gum Vintage Edition Campaign is Nostalgically Nerdy
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36
Ancient Music Adaptors
Ancient Music Adaptors
iDeck Car Cassette Adapter for Those with Cars Way Older than Their iPods
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35
Upcycled Cassette Storage Devices
Upcycled Cassette Storage Devices
Star Wars VHS Hard Drive Reuses Tapes for Geeky Purposes
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34
Fashionable Fowl Abodes
Fashionable Fowl Abodes
Reinhard Hunger Creates Truly Chic Bird Homes
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33
Personified Retro Toys
Personified Retro Toys
Squid Kids Ink's 'So Analog' Collection is for the Geeky Gamer
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32
Retro Rhythm Pumpers
Retro Rhythm Pumpers
The 'MP3 Walkman' is on Beat and Funky
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31
Audible Neckties
Audible Neckties
The Sonic Fabric Necktie is Made Out of Music
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30
Vintage Sneaker Speakers
Vintage Sneaker Speakers
The Nike Boombox Shoebox is a Unique DIY Project With Retro Qualities
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Funky Retro Music Players
Funky Retro Music Players
The Spitfire MP3 Player a Hit at the Wired Store 'Regal Remix'
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Printed Smartphone Pouches
Printed Smartphone Pouches
Paul Smith Creates Wicked iPhone 4 Cases With Retro Designs
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Ironic MP3 Gadgets
Ironic MP3 Gadgets
The TAP3 Music Player Brings Back an Old Friend
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Retro Cassette Speakers
Retro Cassette Speakers
iMainGo X Portable Speakers Brings Back an Old School Look
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Casette Tape Watches
Casette Tape Watches
The Horological Machine No. 2.2 is a Retro Black Beauty
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24
Cassette Tape Ties
Cassette Tape Ties
Alyce Santoro Gives Old Cassettes a New Groove as Neck Ties
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23
Cassette Tape Lamps
Cassette Tape Lamps
Reviving Old Flavor for Hip Home Decor
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Musical Pencil Cases
Musical Pencil Cases
The Cassette Tape Pouch Makes Great Back-To-School Gift
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Cassette Taxidermy
Cassette Taxidermy
Brian Dettmer Crafts Unused Tapes into Skeletons
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Insanely Intricate Novel Art (UPDATE)
Insanely Intricate Novel Art (UPDATE)
The Brian Dettmer Book Sculptures are Mind-Bogglingly Good
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Retro Musical Clothes Racks
Retro Musical Clothes Racks
Cassette Tape Coat Hooks Create a Hip Way to Hang
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Retro Audio Pocketbooks
Retro Audio Pocketbooks
The Beauty & The Beast Cassette Wallet is a Disney-Inspired Card Carrier
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Revamped Retro Speakers
Revamped Retro Speakers
the TDK Boombox is a Modern, Tricked-Out Ghetto Blaster
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VCR-Ready Mobile Protectors
VCR-Ready Mobile Protectors
The iPhone 4 VHS Skin is a Video Flashback Apple Accessory
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Retro Smartphone Covers
Retro Smartphone Covers
The Cassette iPhone Case Makes Everything Old School
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Retro-Music Watches
Retro-Music Watches
The EOS Mixtape Watch is a Blast from the Past
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Cassette Purses
Cassette Purses
A High Fashion Transparent Bag That Looks Like a Tape
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Cassette Tape Doormats
Cassette Tape Doormats
Evoke the Spirit of the 80s With These Retro Doormats
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Colorful Edible Sculptures
Colorful Edible Sculptures
The Food Art by Dan Cretu Transforms Fruits and Veggies into Artwork
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10
Cassette Tape Artwork
Cassette Tape Artwork
Sami Havia Gives Old Tapes New Purpose
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Vintage Stereo Cushions
Vintage Stereo Cushions
These Boombox Pillows are Funky and Old-School
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8
Cassette Skulls
Cassette Skulls
Brian Dettmer Recycles Old Tapes into Spooky Art
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Paper-Playing Turntables
Paper-Playing Turntables
The IDEO C60 Redux Turns Collages into Mix Tapes
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6
Pliable Money Pouches
Pliable Money Pouches
The 'Hanitape' Silicone Wallet is Timeless and Time-Proof
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Cassette Tape Paintings
Cassette Tape Paintings
Iri5's 'Ghost in the Machine' Series Depicts Famous Media Icons
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Modernized Ghetto Radios
Modernized Ghetto Radios
The Lasonic Bluetooth Boombox is the Best of Two Generations
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3
Cassette iPod Cases
Cassette iPod Cases
Retro MP3 Case From 45's Disguises Your Gadgets
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Cassette Tape Constructs
Cassette Tape Constructs
This Amazing Structure by Emmett McNamara Features 7,200 Tapes
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Realistic Consumer Prints
Realistic Consumer Prints
Need to Want by Erin Hanson Portrays Life's Questions in Images
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