Month: February 2016

Vaporwave Seinfeld

5 Essential Vaporwave Fonts

We’ve catalogued the five most important and commonly used 80’s and 90’s style Vaporwave fonts. As an audiovisual movement Vaporwave has very definite impressionist leanings. It’s proponents pair iconography of 80’s and 90’s culture with Muzak tropes – soft pastel gradients, anime screenshots and 3D renderings adorn albums characterised by pitched-down crooning, mid-tempo percussion and Smooth Jazz …

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Haven’s remix of Kanye West’s Real Friends Is Bliss

Anonymous producer Haven has lifted Kanye West’s low-key ‘Real Friends’ to anthemic heights. ‘Real Friends’ taken from Kanye West’s upcoming album, out February 11th, is an understated ode to honesty, trust and truth. Lyrically West appears to lament his own struggles with friends and family – taking blame for fallings-out and failings as a parent. On the original, restrained …

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Y2K Futurism Technology

Y2K Futurism: 1996-2002

Imgur User newwavearch90 catalogued 878 images in ‘an investigation into the aesthetic of the period 1996-02’ dubbed ‘Y2K Futurism’. In anticipation of rapid techno-social change, purveyors of  late 90’s ‘cool’ adopted an aesthetic that was probably considered future-proof at the time. Ice white, chromed-out CGI renderings, pleather, black sunglasses and Sci-Fi inspired UI were staples of a …

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Joshua Bennie’s Distilled Net Art Aesthetic

Joshua Bennie’s greyscale, smartphone sized portraits explore our shared digital culture. Typically, contemporary net-art is associated with notions of maximalism. Images of consumer durables, haute couture, logo edits and glitched-out geometric renderings pervade post-internet micro trends. Scottish digital artist Josh Bennie distils themes and ideas habitual to Cyber Ghetto, Vaporwave fonts and Seapunk into his stark, …

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