I Could Have Done That (But I Wouldn’t Have!)

I Could Have Done That (But I Wouldn’t Have!)

A somewhat stunned art world was amazed (amused?) to see a banana duct taped to a wall called art and given a valuation of $150,000 by Art Basel Miami. Clearly the artist, Maurizio Cattelan, was in on the joke, since the piece was named “Comedian”. Apparently another South Florida performance artist was also in on […]

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How Did We Miss This Occasion?

How Did We Miss This Occasion?

We must have been really busy in August, because apparently we missed the birthday celebration for gaffers tape. Gaffers tape was invented by cinematographer Ross Lowell in 1959, changing how cables were managed forever and giving a new meaning to the term “gaffer”. Lowell, who won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 1980 for […]

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Duct Tape Bathing Suits?  Maybe Not!

Duct Tape Bathing Suits? Maybe Not!

Apparently, in Australia, bathing suits made from metallic tape are now a “thing”. These aren’t suits made of tape so much as they are strips of tape strategically placed in order to substitute for what a conventional suit covers and does not cover. It is a sort of “wear it once” idea and is clearly […]

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Tape University Scholarship Applications  Being Accepted

Tape University Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Shurtape, the host of Tape University, is offering two scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in the building and construction industries. Applications can be submitted online and the process for qualifying is simple. Winners will be awarded a cash scholarship of $2500. In order to qualify there are several education-oriented pre-requisites. Applications must be […]

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Volleyball On A Basketball Court?  You’ll Need This

Volleyball On A Basketball Court? You’ll Need This

It is a fact of life that most colleges, even major universities, do not have separate facilities for women’s basketball and volleyball. Sharing of gym and arena floors mean that one sport gets to have their boundaries painted on the floor and the other sport has to temporarily outline the floor for every match. Paper […]

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Buying A New Mustang?  Make Sure You Get This 29¢ Option

Buying A New Mustang? Make Sure You Get This 29¢ Option

Designers of the new 2018 Ford Mustang were less than happy with the cornering response of their new muscle car. Engineers found that simply applying a small strip of duct tape to a grille opening in the car reduced front end lift when the car cornered at speed. Subsequent versions of the design incorporated this […]

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Don’t Have A Third Hand?  You Need A Gaffers Tape Lanyard

Don’t Have A Third Hand? You Need A Gaffers Tape Lanyard

Anybody who has worked on a film or video set has seen that tech with a half dozen rolls of tape dangling from his/her waist being everywhere on the set at once. The thing clipped to their belt loop holding that tape is called a “tape lanyard” and they are a snap to make. Here […]

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We Don’t Know Who Raf Simons Is, But We’d Like To Be His Tape Supplier

We Don’t Know Who Raf Simons Is, But We’d Like To Be His Tape Supplier

  Apparently printed vinyl tape (not duct tape, as the article calls it) is a hot new fashion accessory for fall of 2017. Models walking the runway used tape printed with words like “Walk With Me” and “I Love You” instead of belts to hold their pants up. We’ve made onsite clothing repairs with gaffers […]

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Science Or Art?  We Know The Answer To That One

Science Or Art? We Know The Answer To That One

Kerry Mott got a degree in neuroscience.  Her goal was to become a doctor and the path to medical school was clear. Then Kerry discovered duct tape art.  Career crisis in the making! Kerry’s work is astounding (you can see some of it by clicking here) but it is hard to imagine that cutting up […]

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Singer Takes Gaffers Tape To The Grave

Singer Takes Gaffers Tape To The Grave

The late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was famous for wielding a megaphone on stage as part of his act. People Magazine, in an article about custom designed to showcase custom made urns for the cremated ashes of rock stars, features an urn made to look like the megaphone that Weiland threw across the […]

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