Strange, Archaic Audio Storage Device Used to Create Impressive Musician Artwork

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Called "Ghost in the Machine," this artwork from iri5 uses some kind of "cassette" to recreate the likenesses of popular musicians. Apparently, cassettes were used for music and seduction, by way of a "mix tape."

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But more seriously, this is a pretty ingenious use of older gadget-y materials to make something inspiring and new. There's also a Bob Dylan, as well as a Marilyn Monroe made from an old movie reel. Says the artist:

I am an artist who specializes in using non traditional media… old books, cassettes, playing cards, magazines, credit cards… whatever I can find. It feels great to work with strange, older materials. Things that have a mind of their own. Most everything I use has been thrown away or donated at some point. Past its prime, like some of the finest things in the world.

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Next up: Building a likeness of Steve Jobs from a pile of discarded original Apple iPods. [Ghost in the Machine via Neatorama]

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Waseem Abbas

dam now if u like a girl u have to buy her a ipod and load the songs into a playlist instead of a mix tape lol. ahhh times have changed. this would of been cooler if it was in a 8 track being that hendrix's music was on 8 tracks but either way cool artwork.