Free Vector Compact Audio Cassette Tapes

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Even though I still have a whole bunch of compact audio cassette tapes lying around, I don’t remember the last time I used one; but hey, just as LP records, audio cassettes can still be cool elements in designs. So here are five vector cassette tapes I’ve made: two black, one white and two transparent in which the mechanisms are visible.

As you can see in the screens below each compact cassette is different and being that they are vectors you can easily change them to your designing needs. Also if you need some LP images you can grab some from my previous post here. The download links are at the bottom. If you find these vector audio cassettes useful don’t forget to leave a comment. Thanks!

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93 comments

  1. pol

    exactly what I needed. thanks for sharing

  2. cf

    beautiful! thank you very much!

  3. LivE

    ohmygosh! those were the days, my friend! :D these are awesome!

  4. Yes! Those were the days! I guess pretty soon we’ll be saying that about CD’s as well; but tapes will always have more character :).

  5. very nice vector illustration
    I was looking for
    thanks a lot

  6. Alexander

    thank you very much!

  7. ChayD

    Lovely work, thanks!

  8. Dan

    Thanks, these are brilliant!

  9. John Parker

    Beautiful work. :-)

  10. Philip

    Sick job, Thanks!

  11. Christi

    AWESOME THANX SOOOOOOOO MUCH ! ! ! !

  12. Thomas

    Great work!
    Just what I needed.
    Thank you!!

  13. windboi

    thanks man!

  14. GREAT! thanks man, your resources are wonderful ;)

  15. this is sooooo ol’ skool! great work!

  16. Fred

    Amazing work! Thanks!!

  17. Thomas

    Really Cool Dude!

  18. Rosa

    Beautiful! Thank you very very much!

  19. Bab73

    that is a very good idea! thanks!

  20. IOnme

    Brillant work, THX ;)

  21. Student from Mr.Willis class

    Thanks a lot man I needed this for class

  22. Miyuki

    Thanks for sharing! Great job! :-)

  23. albert

    a great work, very detailed!!! congratulations

  24. Fra

    A cool shareable porfolio! I’m lucky to have found it! Thanks a lot man!

  25. Mario

    Thanks so much for these; they are very well done! Cheers!!

  26. Phil In Oxford UK

    Turned the cassette image vertical then uesd them as Iphone wallpaper – great…… thank you

  27. Mayowa

    Thanks for these.

  28. Thanks so much for these!

  29. I created a typography wallpaper using these cassettes in the design. http://mattersofgrey.com/typography-wallpapers-july-2011/

    Thanks for the art, it came out really well

  30. Catherine Cunningham

    Just want to say “WOW!” these are amazing and you are very very talented at design! Thankyou for sharing these with peopl…..

  31. Gus

    Thanks a lot dude!

  32. Verastaki

    I still got over 600 tapes which I use almost daily. I play them at work or take them with me in my slim panasonic walkman. I even record my favorite HD radio dance music and chill wave show every saturday and sunday nights. I record off internet and sound is amazing when i play it back thanks to my hi-end devices. way powerful and louder than MP3 or CD. just recently bought another 10 pack of tapes last night at best buys. tapes are awesome design for music especially its longetivety and durability in music storage.

  33. Thanks so much for sharing these vector tapes. I was about to have a shot at doing a tape myself when I discovered these.

    What is your stance on altering these works? I may create extra labels or change the shading.

    • You may edit and use them as long as they are a part/aid of an original design. For instance it would not be ok to just change something like the labels and then sell the tape images by themselves. They would have to be part of your original concept. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. :)

  34. hello. thanks for sharing, it’s great! nice page :)

  35. Great job!!! It’s much appreciated that you passed this along to the world!

  36. Lisa

    You’re amazing. THANK YOU.

  37. James

    Thank you very much.

  38. megalofauna

    These are awesome, friend. Thanks for your generosity.

  39. thanks so much…really appreciate it

  40. Neil Paul

    This is AWESOME, thank you so much. Great work!

  41. Thanks… Nice vectors…

  42. Excelente,lucen casi como si fueran reales, mil gracias por compartirlos, mi Señor Jehová continúe dandote esa creatividad, saludos desde Costa Rica

    Excelent, they looks like for real, thousand thanks for share it,my Lord God still blessing you with that creativity,best regards from Costa Rica

  43. Dona

    Thank you so much!

  44. Dan Cadar

    Great images…. Great work!

  45. frodobagging

    Tks, good job

  46. AH

    Thank you for the Tapes, absolutly usefull. Great Work!
    Thanks again.

  47. i don´t need any – but this is an awesome work!

  48. gimper

    on behalf of all non-psp-users, thank you for making the .png version :) gorgeous work!

  49. Jaime Ruelas

    Awesome!, it save me a lot of work time… thanks

  50. Joan

    amazing job!
    thanks very much!!

  51. Bartjan

    Thanks for sharing man!! Awesome!!!!! You’re a great great help!

  52. Ivy

    thanks! :)

  53. fadda paw

    thanx

  54. Sashika

    Thank you so much! I have been looking for something like this for ages!

  55. thanks heaps, so clever and perfect for what we need!

  56. castillone

    Nice work. Thanks you

  57. loladang

    really beautiful works, and thank you so much, i’ve coppied and downloaded them, thanks a lot :D

  58. Camie

    THIS IS AWESOME! I feel like I ended up in a goldmine! I love this, I’ll use them when I create playlists. Thanks so much! <3

  59. trco

    GOOD JOB !!! thx

  60. Kate

    Thanks! This is just what I was looking for :)

    Wondering though what font you used on the first image “FREE vector cassette tapes”, I noticed you use it throughout your site as well. Thanks again!

  61. Merci beaucoup, mon ami :)

  62. Wow! Great work man!

  63. Shoao

    These are what I really need!
    Great artwork, man!
    Thanks!

  64. yadi mul

    Great design work!… those memorable stuff flashing me back when I was kid..all the 80′s gen grow up with cassettes and walkman.

  65. Delphine

    THank you so much for this great work!

  66. Fatal

    Excellent, incredible beautiful works, you are illustrator wizard. Thank you very much :)

  67. Thanks for the great pics! Going to be used in my website :)

  68. James

    Awesome, thanks!

  69. Quinton

    Fantastic quality work – I may have to re-think my CD cover…

  70. Marina

    Thank you for all your freebies! You are great! ))

  71. I am so impressed with these I am intending to use them for my podcast of cool 80s music, Chas’ Crusty Old Wave. You can find it on iTunes or at the website above. Thank you so much for making this available, they’re gorgeous for those of us old enough to remember.

  72. Amazing work! Excellent!
    Thank you so much!!!

  73. Victoria

    Thanks, man!

  74. Love these man, amazing work. Thanks!

  75. Lisa

    Just discovered your site and these AMAZINGLY detailed cassette tapes… thanks so much for these! A friend is holding an 80′s themed birthday and wanted to send out invites in the shape of cassette tapes. With colour scheme and label tweaks, your files were perfect :D

  76. Cal

    Great idea – thanks for give them for free!

  77. wow! These are SO cool and will be really useful – thanks very much!

  78. Crafty grandma

    Thanks for the cassettes. I am collecting things from the ’80′s for my daughter’s 40th b’day next year. I do have some of old original tapes and you’ve given me an idea to use them as perhaps a banner? or something of the sort!Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing

  79. Great work! Thanks for sharing and letting us use them!

  80. Andrew

    beautiful, you should do a tutorial to create these cassettes

  81. Mary

    Super awesome. Thanks!

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