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Tapedeck: The Audio Tape Cassette Collection

    I know I am dating myself, as a youth I loved to tape music and listen to it with my tape deck. I went downtown to a Chinese restaurant to buy audio tapes at low prices. It was a fancy restaurant, I swear I never saw anybody eating there. My friends would go to the counter to order cassette tapes and the couple running the restaurant would go in the back and get our tapes. To make a long story short, the couple gave up the restaurant business and opened an electronics store. I always wondered if they had good food or was it just a front?

    Tapes came at all sizes and prices. I tended to buy higher-end brands with a longer length of time. brings back memories. Those were the days. is a project of, built to showcase the amazing beauty and (sometimes) weirdness found in the designs of the common audio tape cassette. There’s an amazing range of designs, starting from the early 60’s functional cassette designs, moving through the colorful playfulness of the 70’s audio tapes to amazing shape variations during the ’80s and ’90s.