A Cassette Design + Nostalgia
February 24, 2022•217 words
Check out my new Retro Cassette Design at:
Yeah, another bad design in the Hall of Fame of Bad Designs, but it's okay. I'm improving.
About this design:
Well, audio cassettes have been the biggest source of inspiration in my designing journey. Being a 2000s kid (born in the late 90s'), I saw the magic of audio cassette playing in every household from the early 2000s to the mid-2000s. But with the arrival of mobile in the late 2000s, audio cassettes suddenly disappeared. However, they aren't disappearing from the world of graphic design any sooner because they are every retro designer's paradise (Is this metaphor correct? Anyway)
A little History of Audio Cassettes:
This magnetic recording type format was introduced in 1963 by Philips. From the early 1970s to the mid-2000s, the cassette was one of the most used formats for music. But it had tough competitors. In the 70s and 80s, it was the LP record. From the 90s to 2000s, it was CD.
Nevertheless, the audio cassette will remain as the most cherished item of nostalgia for the generations of1970s-2000s.
(Meanwhile Zuckerberg-Generation, after reading this post: "Come on, grow up. Get past it. We are no more in the 80s. This is the twenty-first century. There is the internet, Metaverse, AI, VR, and shit.)