Retro Cassette Tape Artist's Book - Black and White Typography Art

A bird's eye view of an open audio cassette tape artist book with circular paper replacing the tape reels. There are two letters on each reel, B and U.
A bird's eye view of an open audio cassette tape artist's book with circular paper replacing the tape reels. There is one letter on each reel, B and U. 



A bird's eye view of an open cassette tape with the letters B and U as tape reels.
A bird's eye view of an open cassette tape with the letters B and U drawn on circular cut out paper and used as tape reels. 




A retro cassette tape artist book placed in a clear holder at an angle.
A retro cassette tape artist's book placed in a clear holder at an angle.



Ryan Cornelius
Cassette Tape Artist's Book
2020

Cassette Tape Artist's Book

We have used many fascinating forms of technology to capture sound. 

Cassettes are just one of those forms. 

The period of the cassette tape was limited, but the memories they hold are endless. 

Long live auto-reverse and rewind.


Artist Process

I remember the cassette tape artist's book idea was in transition from my sole typography art into artists' books. 

The discovery of the idea came to me in the late evening in my room. (Distraction)

The first step was to find a pure black cassette tape in my house with no writing and able to be taken apart via screws. 

I ended up finding two large clear containers with cassettes and brought them over to my kitchen.

I started sifting through each cassette, hoping to find a pure black tape. I was literally on the last ten cassettes before I found one with no writing with screws.  

The cassette tape was in good condition, and I used a Philips screwdriver to remove each screw. 

The original tape from each reel was carefully removed. 

The process of cutting out circular pieces of thick paper was used with a pair of scissors; the hard part was deciding what letters or phrases I was going to use. 

I ended up writing a capital "B" on one and capital "U" on the other. 

I used scotch tape to join the circular-cut paper to the tape reels. 

I then found a clear cassette holder and placed the cassette tape into it.




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