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Sizer Cassette Art Set 3 by PaulSizer Sizer Cassette Art Set 3 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: some illustration/hand mark based designs
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Ninjon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful. The fact that you have over 750 makes it even better.
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The folly of misspent youth, I reckon. Thanks!
Ninjon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I say folly, but you're welcome!
KomicKarl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome old school sweetness!

mircha69 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
the stamps on bottom left cover are from my coutry :D
cool designs!
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, my stamp collection suffered for my art!
mircha69 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
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