Casette Tapes: Art begets art.

It’s strange to me that there are people of the legal drinking age that have never seen a cassette tape before. I remember 8-track. A teacher at my school had one in her Celica that we used to listen to when she’d give me a ride home. They only fit 8 songs per cartridge. Then the cassette tape came along a revolutionized music.For those of you readers who don’t know what a cassette tape is, they’re like CDs, except that they use record music onto a magnetic tape. They were awesome because you could fit an entire hour of music on them when they first came out, and later up to 3 hours. This was a big deal back then. Also, you could profess your love to a crush by making them a mixtape. Yes, you youngins with your CD burners aren’t so badass after all, right?Anyway, iri5 has come up with a new way to turn the forgotten art (music) on old cassette tapes into something totally new.Jimi Hendrix

Bob Dylan

Marilyn Monroe

Robert DeNiro

Jim Morrison

Ian Curtis






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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