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Could stylish packaging like this boost a cassette tape revival?

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The cassette takes inspiration from playing cards for a gorgeous package

The music business may be mainly about downloads these days, but a decent album cover design remains vital to the success of a new release, and a recent revival in vinyl and cassette releases has guaranteed a future for the discipline.

Album artwork has become more and more inventive over the years, as consumers crave something beautiful to go hand-in-hand with their favourite musical offerings. Here, designer Tuomas has taken inspiration from custom playing card designs for his latest project.

The cassette is placed inside a playing cards case, coming complete with a range of illustrated additions. The design of the case is a beautiful execution in typography and seamlessly ties in the cassette itself thanks to its clever use of colour.

cassette packaging

cassette packaging

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.