Rob Walker: Why Cassette Culture?

Rob Walker: Why Cassette Culture?
Design

Does all this nostalgic reference mean we'll see the rebirth of a dated tech?

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 29 april 2010

Examples of nostalgic reference to cassette tape seem to be everywhere. As I procrastinated in writing up a spotlight on NY Times magazine columnist Rob Walker‘s recent piece ‘Hitting Rewind on the Cassette Tape‘, I couldn’t help to see cultural reminders pop up on my daily RSS trawl. I found Cassette Street Art, SD card reading MP3 players shaped as cassette tapes, neck ties made from recycled tape and I swear I saw somewhere some sort of table attached out of a wall where it was designed to look like a cassette sticking out of a player.

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