Cassette tapes have become obsolete, but the music they once contained lives on in this interesting reuse of the spool of plastic.

Artist Erika Iris Simmons creates portraits of famous musicians and fim makers from the cassette tape ribbons that once held their work. Drawing out the spools of black shiny tape, she turns a now-forgotten medium into physical embodiments of the artists.

Just a decade ago these items were how we listened to music. Today, they are how we make art and remember the past.

Check out more photos from the series below:

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Images via Inhabitat

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