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Tuts+ Workshop: Cassette Design Challenge, Round Three!

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Our latest Tuts+ Workshop Design Challenge asks you to design your own cassette based on whatever theme you wish, it could be based on music or something random, it's completely up to you! We received a massive amount of designs over on the Vectortuts+ Facebook page and we're so proud to share with you some of the creative and colorful designs you have submitted to the challenge.

Tuts+ Workshop: Cassette Design Challenge, Round Three!

Check out these great vector pieces by our readers in this third installment and then find out how you can join in on this Tuts+ Workshop. There is more to come so if you don't see your vector here, keep your eyes open for the next one. Missed the first and second round? You can still check it out and here.

Andrew C Given

Hi! I am Andy, a graphic designer from Italy (but actually I live in London). Let's talk about my cassette... today I was listening to a band called "Does it offend you, yeah?", et voila'! The song "yeah" gave me the inspiration for this huge angry robot! That's it!

Arthur Ontman

My name is Arthur and I am a graphic designer in the San Fernando Valley, CA. You can visit my site to view more of my work including my online comic "Bog and Skritch".

This online Tape Design Challenge looked fun. Here is my Gizmo Tape, inspired by the movie "Gremlins". The music you'd here on the tape would be the 80's silly scary music, with corporate office people saying, "o Gosh" and other sound bits.

Looking forward to the next Challenge.

Barbara Lambert

Carlos Fernandez

Visit Carlos's portfolio website.

Christine Herman

Here's my design for the cassette design challenge. This represents an 80's song, "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves. The red, white, and black are based on the singer's graphic-patterned shirt in the video. The bright blue represents blue 1980's eyeshadow.

I am a web design student, just getting started with vector design. I am enjoying the great designs everyone has submitted for this project.

Degelbeck Graphics

I'm a professional artist, philanthropist, and graphic designer. Here is my cassette, not motivated by a song, but for a purpose.

Visit Degelbeck Graphics website.

Dimitris Gk

Hi! My tape is inspired from the video clip for Chemical Brothers song Galvanize.

Eric Vds

Hi there, I am a student on the education Art & Design. I wanted to make a cassette in the style of the 90's. I love the 90's music and the bright and faded colors.

I have made inspiration by patterns of the 90's from Google and a color palette with 90's colors. on it.

Hope you like it :-)

Faith Dorcas

Frank Carlson

I'm a 3D/Graphic Designer for a local beading and jewelry making company. I've been in the business for 6 years professionally. Love Adobe Illustrator since my first class. My inspiration came from Amanda Blank's song Something Bigger, Something Better.

Harumi Shimizu

Hello, My name is Harumi. This is my design for the Vectortuts+ Cassette Design Challenge.

One of my favorite songs is "Suddenly I see" by KT Tunstall. I find the lyrics motivating, inspiring, it makes me want to learn new things or try something different, makes me smile and gives me a lot of energy.

The color I picked is yellow for sunshine and happiness. I added sparkles, stars and rainbows and of course my happy face!

Keena Nicole Lawrence

This was inspired by Lily Allen's "Smile".

My name is Keena and I am student at Full Sail University. This is my design for the Vectortuts+ Cassette Design Challenge. !

Karl-Jason Mawdsley

I’m Karl-Jason Mawdsley – I like drawing things and making them move.

I always thought that the bit in the middle of the tape looked like a mouth when I was a kid so… that’s my inspiration – if you wanna call it that ;D

Visit Karl-Jason Mawdsley's website.

Marwa Khalil

This is my cassette design; it is inspired by the song Happy Eyez by Coco Rosie.

I think the song is super cute so as a result I have taken my design in the same direction.

Visit Marwa Khalil online: Portfolio and Blog.

Matha Fix

I'm Matha Fix and I use Inkscape to make some free vectors.

Visit Matha Fix online: OCAL Gallery and Blog.

Mike Wozniak

Joe Strummer would be 60 this coming Tuesday. He, the Clash and the Mescaleros have been the sound track to my workday many times over the years. This is my small tribute to the man and his music.

Visit Mike Wozniak online: Flickr and Blog.

Nastasia P

Hi! My name is Nastasia and I'm a freelance illustrator.

This is my design for the Vectortuts+ Cassette Design Challenge! I love Muse and their song Uprising was my inspiration for this cassette. In the song you can hear hands clapping, so that along with hands rising up/uprising was something I believed to be very fitting to show what the song is about.

Visit Nastasia P online: Portfolio.

Nicholas Green

I'm Nick, Illustrator of many things forever but really properly since '06. Inspired by Britain, the Olympics and the Sex Pistols (union flag - god save the Queen) I ahem ..spent longer than I should have tinkering with the cassette. :) cheers

Visit Nicholas Green online: Pinterest.

Philippe van Borsel

Based on "Nothing but the beat" from David Guetta

Viking Designers

Hello, we're VIKING Designers, a young french graphic design agency.

Here's our design for the Vectortuts+ Cassette Design Challenge. Well technically, we did this poster about a year ago (this was our "minimalist poster period") but you gotta admit this looks like pretty close to the design you proposed! Hope you like it!

Visit Viking Designers online: Website.

How to Make a Vectortuts+ Cassette Design:

  1. Download the Design Template
  2. Draw your image onto the template, you can be as creative as you like, feel free to alter any or all of the illustration. We want to see creative and fun projects so go crazy!
  3. Upload your design to the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group with a short description of the design and what music inspired it!


  • Artwork can be any style or theme as long as it's vector and 100% your own work.
  • You don't have to spend hours and hours on your piece, the project's aim is to be fun, fast and individual.
  • You may submit more than one design
  • When you publish your work on Facebook, please include one or two paragraphs about yourself and/or your work and a link to your website / online portfolio.
  • Have Fun!
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