These cassette tape stickers are little odes to the glorious mixtape era. I used to spend hours and hours creating mixtapes for friends. I'd also cherish and constantly replay tapes that local and faraway friends would make for me. Now all those tapes have been lost many moves ago and getting a link to a new MP3 just isn't the same. Oh, analog nostalgia...

But enough about that, let's make some stickers to celebrate the mixtape! As long as you can get some label sheets to print on and can cut a somewhat straight line you can do this in a few minutes. Let's go!

Inspiration for this project from here.

Step 1: Collect images

All those cassettes are stored away or lost forever, but lucky for us, someone has collected tons of cassette tape images at tapedeck.org. You can even sort by brand, playing time, and quality. It's awesome. Just find some that have a good light area to write custom messages on. Sadly, this rules out many of my favorite TDK tapes, but there are lots of other gems.

So just find the images you want and plop them down into a new file in our favorite image editor. You should be able to fit 8 tapes onto one sheet. Or you can print out the file I put together for this project that has 8 different tape images.
<p>Awesome! Now to do the same with 8-track street art. :)</p>
I loved this idea and had some labels already, so I picked my favorite ones and printed them out. Thanks for the awesome idea!
As a nod to the era, I like to include mix-tape art in zip file of music that I share.<br>http://www.says-it.com/cassette/cassette.php<br>
love it
Thanks for the great link! I can think of a lot of fun uses.
These are awesome!<br> <br> <sub>(and I love Dr. Who!)</sub>
Excuse me, but i think i might steal your idea as street art. Well done.
Go for it. I stole it from <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/Mixtape-Sticker/52359">someone else</a>&nbsp;who was using it for street art.
Okay, then definitely. You might see some up in San Francisco!
My dad has like 500. <br>&gt;.&gt;'
Great idea. Thanks for sharing!
Oh goodness, I still have some of these floating around the house.
This is really cool. Like awesome. That website is great. The whole thing is.
Great idea! I found TapeDeck.org a while ago myself, and was surprised and amazed that it existed at all. Mixtapes are truly a lost art - When I make a mix CD for someone, my album art always has a picture of a cassette on it, and I call it a mixtape.
This is sweet!
These are awesome!
awesome!<br /> I miss mixtapes.
Thanks for sharing! This gives me an idea with something else.

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