Good Advice Sticks

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As a tape lover, I’m pretty excited about this Good Advice tape from Swiss Legacy. It features advice from Adrian Shaughnessy, Tony Brook, Wim Crouwel, Michael C. Place, Ben Stott, Mark Farrow, Storm Thorgerson, Daniel Eatock and Hamish Muir, and was designed by James Greenfield. It is available for purchase here.

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via Swiss Legacy

Mark Khaisman

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I just happened upon the beautiful work of Mark Khaisman. His Tapeworks (which are made from layers translucent packing tape on plexiglass and then lit from behind) are really stunning and have a remarkable amount of color variation and depth.canada goose mens jacket

Prints of his work are available for purchase here, and you can read more about his work and process here.

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Video Installation “There’s a Frame Missing”
Challenge Exhibition, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, 2009
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the adhesive drawer

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I love tape. Owen and I have so much tape that it has its own drawer in our apartment. In fact, “the adhesive drawer”  was even mentioned during our wedding ceremony (in the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that the adhesive drawer houses glues and pastes in addition to tape).

When I was in Japan, I bought some MT Masking Tape. It is beautiful tape made of Washi, and it comes in a ton of really great colors. I wanted to buy some more. After doing some tape research the other day, I learned that MT is now available in 32 new patterns. Unfortunately, you cannot place international orders on the MT site. This sent me into a fit of online searching which was, in the end, fruitful.

I was able to purchase a few of the patterned tapes from Ginko Papers. My tape arrived today, and I am thrilled with it.

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But, Ginko Papers only sells a few of the MT tape patterns. And, I wanted more of the solid tape. So, I turned to etsy, where I found not only more of the MT tapes, but some other fantastic tapes as well. I am loving some of the lace tapes, too, but I thought I’d dedicate this post to more traditional and printed tapes.

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Row 1: washimatta My set of 20 is en route from Japan!
Row 2: hebeaccessories, RetroNaNa
Row 3: nothingelegant, lovepetitzakkajapan
Row 4: cottonblue, RetroNaNa

Here are a few more useful, tape related sites:
UK based blog dedicated to tape: I Love Sticky Tape
Really nice patterned taps: Tape Swell
updated: a large selection of MT masking tape is also available at Happy Tape