15 04 2011

Audra Loyal over at The Vespiary just started a twitter trend called #tapeisevil and she got it rolling with a photo of a book with a big honking yellow chunk of tape in it.  Go get on twitter and retweet and add your own #tapeisevil example.  And, of course, you could go with Kevin Drieger’s suggestion: #tapeiswickedawesome.  Fun for conservator geeks!  Maybe I’ll have to actually start using my twitter account (which is @bethlhell by the way).

Another Instance of Tape Not Being Evil

16 06 2010

Click the image for more about this sticky installation.  All I can think about when I look at it, though, is the frustration level of dealing with 550 rolls of packing tape for which you cannot find the end.  Did the installer have assistants that did nothing but keep the tape end ready?  How did they avoid entrapping themselves? I’m pretty sure I would have ended up in the center of a giant tape ball.

A 24 minute Ode to Mylar

12 06 2010

This video is so good for so many different reasons – the lab equipment, the chemical handling, the helpful women in hotpants, the industrial hopes and dreams! Enjoy!

The Tape of Love

10 08 2009

Love is like a roll of tape
It’s real good for making two things one
But just like that roll of tape
Love sometimes breaks off before you were done
Another way that love is similar to tape
That I’ve noticed
Is sometimes it’s hard to see the end
You search on the roll

Brown paper, white paper
Stick it together with the tape
The tape of love
The sticky stuff

No. Just say no to magnetic duct tape. No no no.

10 02 2009

The text actually tells people to stick it on their photographs. Just imagine the magnet shaped dents when they are all stuck together at the bottom of a shoebox 50 years from now.  I don’t even want to talk about the adhesive.


I thought we were making progress.  I thought the message was out and that the evils of tape were fully known.

I feel vanquished.  I need my tape avenger cape.

For those who want to see the red and black design better

30 11 2007

Tape Is Evil Design #1 Click for a larger view

Unbelievably cool!

28 11 2007

My blog stats tell me that Tape is Evil has been blogged on a Japanese conservation site! Check it out at


And a Library Preservation Blog in Michigan:


And, last but not least, a blog for Kilgarlinites:


Thanks everybody!

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