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Ghost in the Machine

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Erika Iris Simmons creates iconic music portraits from an almost-dead media — old cassette tapes.

Cool Hunting points us at some amazing pop music portraiture from Erika Iris Simmons, who creates intricate artwork out of recycled cassette tapes. Her "Ghost in the Machine" series, currently on view at the Peninsula School of Art in Winsconsin, pays tribute to music icons with astoundingly accurate images woven in cassette tape. See more from the series at the Atlanta-based......read more

Recycled Tape Reel Clock

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Obsolete audio tech repurposed as a killer wall clock. $29.00

From the excellent Etsy shop "Stuff Made From Stuff" comes this Recycled Tape Reel clock, made from an old school magnetic tape reel. The seven-inch diameter clock, which comes complete with a new quartz drive and a single AA battery, makes a great conversation piece or a perfect gift for a green-minded, geeky, and/or audiophile friend. Check around the shop, there are clocks made from......read more

Jewellers, "Tape"

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Gorgeous, Jack Offord-directed video features cassette-listening dude roaming the streets

UK electronica heads Jewellers are ramping up for the release of their debut album Sleep Education on The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing, and to whet our whistles, they just dropped this beauty video for the euphorically ambient "Tape". Directed by Jack Offord, the bit follows a headphone-wearing man around city streets, with twinkling lights and time-lapsed cassette tape coiling behind him, the......read more

Sweetgrass Trailer

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Cassette tape pop music portraiture from Erika Iris Simmons.

New documentary, which follows shepherds driving their stock through breathtaking Montana terrain, is described in the New York Times as "the first essential movie of this young year." ...read more

Duct Tape Surfing

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Inspiration alert! Watch a paraplegic ride waves while taped to a friend's back

If you haven't seen this yet, prepare to be inspired. Pascal Honore, a 50-year old mother of two from Australia, suffered T4 complete paraplegia after a car accident 18 years ago. While she enjoyed watching her sons surf, she always wanted to experience the thrill herself. Tyron Swan, a friend of her sons, has made that possible by duct taping her to his back and taking her out on his board. Look......read more

Mixtape Memory Stick

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Analog digi-storage resurrects a dying medium $29.99

For accomplished practitioners of the trade, mixtape-making was once an the #1 method for landing girlfriends and/or boyfriends. The death of the cassette has essentially killed off the artform. It's sad, really, tech progress interfering with getting action. But it doesn't have to be that way. This 1G Mixtape Memory Stick resurrects an obsolete medium with a USB drive packaged in an audio......read more

Memory Tapes "Bicycle"

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Wild Kingdom on hallucinogens.

In the video for "Bicycle," the standout track off Memory Tapes' 2009 album Seek Magic, director Jamie Harley splices together footage of the natural world, filtering the images through psychedelic, mind-expanding effects. It reminds us of watching Wild Kingdom when we were kids, except on hallucinogens, with the sound on mute, dancing to a hazy, 21st-century pop song. ...read more

Yeasayer "Wait For The Summer"

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New York's Mixtape Club animation studio take us on a surreal apple adventure in CGI and stop motion.

As we approach SXSW 2010, let''s celebrate by revisiting a stunning video launched at the festival two years ago. Wonderfully imaginative work....read more

TV on the Radio "Me-I"

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Animated excellence co-directed by Daniel Garcia and Mixtape Club.

Brilliantly executed animated video for "Me-I" by TV on the Radio, from Adult Swim's Warm & Scratchy music comp, about a fantastical pigeon-man who can't tell the difference between consciousness and dreams. Also features dancing trees and a murderous ham sandwich. Co-directed by Mixtape Club and Daniel Garcia of Bent Image Lab, the vid won Best Music Video at both the......read more

Sonic Fabric Ties

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Giving mixtapes a second life. $90.00

Made in collaboration with New York City designer Julio Cesar, these limited-edition ties are constructed from 50% recycled cassette tape, and are intended to impart the wearer with "special, subtle powers of perception and attunement, and to emit an intangible sense of the miraculous." Available in three sizes: skinny (1.5"), medium (2") or standard (3.5")....read more

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