Sean Alten


Independent cassette label focuses on small-batch releases to a niche audience.

When I was approached by local musicians Casey Cuff and Core Bannister about a new startup dealing with the burgeoning cassette market, it was an enthusiastic ‘YES!” to the chance to work with them.

Calling themselves Tarantula Tapes, they started up with a few musical projects ready for release. From the very first album, they needed a reliable production artist to help with the artwork for each cassette and case.

Starting with a few layouts, I built templates based on specs from the case and cassette manufacturer, which are used for every release. This ensures consistency with collateral and the final product output. Occasionally contributing layout and design to selected projects, I also created a few of the layouts using supplied photos or concepts offered by the bands. 

Visit their website here for more information and a full list of their available catalog.