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  1. Emmy Fitz

    Festival Marketplace - Aesthetic Highlight #6

    Festival Marketplace (c. late 1970s-mid 1980s) Festival marketplace was an aesthetic common in retail locations during the late 1970s through the end of the '80s. It's known for its warm colors and Midwestern feel, and was seen in malls, grocery stores, and other shopping outlets. It can...
  2. Emmy Fitz

    Superflat Pop - Aesthetic Highlight #5

    Superflat Pop (c. mid 2000s-early 2010s) Superflat Pop was a graphic design aesthetic popular from around 2006-2012, and was seen in fashion, advertisements, and other various mediums. Originally popularized by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, it's neon look began to be replicated in music...
  3. Emmy Fitz

    Utopian Scholastic - Aesthetic Highlight #4

    Utopian Scholastic (c. late 1980s-late 1990s) Utopian Scholastic was a popular aesthetic amongst children from the late '80s to the late '90s. Usually paired with edutainment programs, books, and museums, the style goes for "timeless" typography, collages composed of stock images, and an...
  4. Tapeworm

    What exactly is WORLDCORP?

    I've been wanting to start a thread about this for some time now, and I feel like the forums here are a good spot for it. I've been really diving deep into the WORLDCORP rabbit hole, which is supposedly an ARG. However, the fact it uses clips from cheese pizza related .onion sites just doesn't...
  5. Emmy Fitz

    Whimsigothic - Aesthetic Highlight #3

    Whimsigothic (1990s) Whimsigothic is an aesthetic that was popular throughout the entirety of the '90s, growing out of the popularity of Tim Burton, mainstreamification of gothic culture, and Margo Chase's graphic design. It's often seen on albums, promotional artwork, interior design, and...
  6. Emmy Fitz

    Factory Pomo - Aesthetic Highlight #2

    I think I'm going to do these aesthetic highlights sometime every weekend from here on out. Factory Pomo (c. early-mid 1990s) Factory Pomo is an aesthetic that grew out of the computer craze of the early 1990s. While the aesthetic is harder to define than Global Village Coffeehouse, you know...
  7. Emmy Fitz

    Global Village Coffeehouse - Aesthetic Highlight #1

    Good evening. I got an idea. I'm going to start weekly threads based on specific aesthetics from long ago, and we can discuss the style, have memories, and share examples of this retro aesthetic. Let me know what you all think of this idea. :) This week's Aesthetic Highlight: Global Village...
  8. Shi_dawg

    what do you think about the future of vaporwave?

    I had this conversation with a few people and the answers I got were very interesting. So what do you think about where vaporwave is headed, for the fans and artists and the idea as a whole.
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