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Sizer Cassette Art Set 2 by PaulSizer Sizer Cassette Art Set 2 by PaulSizer
I've been on a HEAVY retro kick the last few days, digging around in the foundations of how I dealt with art and music during my college years in the mid 80's.

One thing that was a constant was my love affair with music, and my wish to find ways to integrate the art I was doing with the music I was buying way too much of. It came together in the form of making custom cassette cases for all the mix tapes and tapes of albums I was making so I could have my music on the go (this is how we did it in the 80's kids! OLD SCHOOL!) From the mid 80's to the late 90's, I was on a kick, using all the influences I had around me to try out on these tape covers, which I literally used as warm-up exercises between classes and after I got a design job after college, what I would do on my lunch hours. I could try out new techniques, new type, and new materials. Rub-down type, heat-transfer foils, Xerox transfers, printing on vellum, all was fair game, including the possibilities offered by the Macs I was using as a new tool in my work.

Inspired by Neville Brody, April Griemann, Emigre magazine, 23 envelope, Peter Saville and the design/new wave/collage that was the 80's, I made a lot of tape covers. At this point, I have 750 cassettes worth of handmade covers. Some pretty boring, but these are some of what I feel to be the cream of the crop...

This group: Collage/found object designs
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:iconjonastrindade:
JonasTrindade Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very intelligent idea man ^^.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I am as much a music geek as I am an art geek!
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JonasTrindade Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
kkkkkkkkkkkk thats cool hehehe.
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sneakazz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Wow! Some cool little collages you had going on there.
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