via Twisted Sifter

Atlanta-based artist Erika Iris Simmons has taught me that if you’re going to make striking black and white pieces of iconic musicians, you should definitely make them out of cassette tapes. These awesome Ghost in the Machine series portraits make me want to turn up the music and rock out!

Her words on this project: “I try to express an idea, through the arrangement of very common things, with the hope that some message is conveyed without words. I love the nostalgia of the archaic and I hope that not everything which has outlived its use goes to waste.”

Check out more of Ghost in the Machine here.

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12 Responses to tape it up

  1. Pilar says:

    I absolutely love this, what a brilliant idea!

  2. Marie says:

    Wow, these are amazing, what a clever idea : )

  3. shutterbug says:

    Erika is very talented! She must have been the one that did the cassette art for Bruno Mars- Just the way you are” music video or they stole her idea…

  4. Thu says:

    Now this is some talent! So awesome, thanks for sharing!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  5. Oh my gosh – I didn’t even realize what these were at first! Talk about a talented artist!

  6. Rebecca says:

    When I saw these pics I thought, there’s no way this is made from a tape. But it is!!! So stinkin cool!!

  7. The Demoiselle says:

    FAB!!! & so creative. Just like the type of finds I’ve come to expect of you. ;)

  8. Lena says:

    Holy. Effing. Amazing.

  9. Johanna says:

    That is so fabulous. I love the Dylan one. My husband would go bananas for it!

  10. kristina says:

    oh wow! i can’t even get over this!!!!
    xo, k

  11. Maddy says:

    I’ve seen these floating around blog world before and they are simply stunning! I’m just in awe at the incredibly talented people out there! So amazing!