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Tape Dispenser by Duncan Shotton is a Playful Visual Homonym

 - Nov 5, 2013
References: dshott
This Tape Dispenser by Duncan Shotton is fundamentally quite a simple desktop accessory, consisting of a rotating roll for an adhesive ribbon, a protective case and a serrated blade for tearing off individual segments. It would have been easy to opt for a more utilitarian design, but the creator of this piece took a lighthearted approach instead.

The word "tape" can also be used to describe a cassette tape, and this is precisely what influenced the look of this office accessory. The iconic plastic casing of the audio item was expanded slightly to accommodate the integration of the broader inner spool. An opening in one corner of the Tape Dispenser by Duncan Shotton enables you to pull scotch tape out easily.