I love cassettes. I always have. The idea of making my own mixtape always appealed to me.
The idea of designing them also appealed to me. These are all of my hand decorated Cassettes from high school and a few from college.
They are fairly famous on the internet. They’ve appeared on websites in Japan to Germany to Brazil.
These were drawn between 1980-1988
When computers showed up in the early 90s I switched from hand drawn to computer designed cassettes.
These early experiments in desktop publishing helped me to learn graphic design as well.
I had nothing to do with the design of these. But I did buy them all back in the 80s.
And Cassettes even lived to see the 90s…
And who can forget the cassingle? One song per side (sometimes 2 if we were lucky).