The Wave of the Future
What started as a microgenre of electronic music from the early 2010s has since grown into a visual aesthetic born from internet subculture. Composed primarily of pastel colors, neoclassical busts, and glitchy 90s fonts, Vaporwave is what would manifest if elevator music and energon cubes had a baby. Vaporwave is what every Tandy computer at RadioShack is meditating to. If every Monday Motivation quote was actually a thematic silent disco on all 79 of Jupiter’s Moons. Vaporwave is dripping with irony, referencing everything we love to hate about the 90s, because it’s so bad it’s somehow good, then bad again, but still good.
We dare you to get lost in the currents of Vaporwave and design something even your LaserDisc would be proud of. Go full dystopian with a neon pastel bomb of confusing and alluring space age nostalgia. Become the aesthetic that every mall with bad elevator Muzak wishes they could inhabit. The tides are rising! Let Vaporwave carry you safely to shore.
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