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Neil Stevens - Don’t Forget The Cassette

By Ruth Greenall.

Hoodywink’s heart skipped a beat when we spotted these beautiful, typographic posters by UK based illustrator and graphic artist Neil Stevens. Something about the graphics, the layouts, the crude typography and bold blocks of colour revive a little slice of nostalgia in our souls.

A closer inspection of the quaint technical details on these wall prints gave us the answer. Neil’s posters are inspired by the minimalist design of cassette inlay labels, and some of us remember a time when this clunky, low-fi technology was one of the few ways to capture our favourite music, listen to it at will and share it with friends.

Neil’s wall prints remind us of what a rare and beautiful thing it used to be to make a half decent recording of a favourite tune, hopefully minus the ramblings of a DJ or an advertisement. They stir bittersweet memories of our struggle with tape snarl and spool seizure.

We think the meaning encapsulated in these lovely images is well worth gracing the hoody but, for now, if you would like a homage to some musical nostalgia Neil’s posters are available at his online store.

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