Vintage cassette tape covers

September 28th, 2009  |  Tags: , ,

Good grief, this collection of vintage cassette tape covers at grainedit is totally awesome:


I especially dig some of the microcopy on these tapes (e.g. “Use to record (SAVE) computer programs or data”), and am delighted by the reminder of an era in which it seemed that there might be perceptible differences between the products of competing consumer brands in the mass-produced analog media arena. (Although the various claims of high fidelity for tape manufacturers were almost surely nonsensical, it is interesting to recall that — within living memory — the perception of fidelity was still a selling point; it certainly isn’t so today.)