Friday, November 23, 2007

cassette arcana

In Music Thing, there was mention of all these music related crafty items including cassette themed stuff at Etsy. So I thought I'd post this odd bit of cassette arcana.

Tho' I'm a big fan of the cassette, this groovy bit of merchandising predates even my prodigious usage . . .

Detail from just below the cassette's blister pack:

Aside from the splashy design & copywriting, what I love is this is a 15 minute cassette. So words and images connoting boundless vistas of self-expression are put forth to sell a tape that offers 7 1/2 minutes of recording time per side.

Luckily, longer cassettes were also available (gotta love the multiple overlaying images of Beethoven in the Classic series packaging--click the image below for a closer look).

Saturday, November 10, 2007

childhood arcana

Yep, the Banana Splits Club official membership card . . .

For the sake of those of you who had one of these cards but lost track of it, I digitally scrubbed off what I could of my writing so you might imagine your own there instead.

Same goes for this Dick Dastardly's Vulture Squadron membership card.

currently known as Stuckey's

My brother is a semi-regular at the Midway Cafe on US 460. And he's been saying the owners of the Midway were putting up a Stuckey's next door.

Now anytime he mentioned this new Stuckey's I'd think (but politely not say): "Oh, come on--a new Stuckey's? No way . . ."

Well: way.

Check this out at Anita's Sickmalls blog.

Cool, huh?