Vectorheart - Aesthetic Highlight #7

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Vectorheart (c. late 1990s-mid 2000s)

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Vectorheart is an aesthetic that was popular at the turn of the millennium until approximately 2006. It's notable for it's use of straight angles and neon colors, and was seen in fashion, television bumpers, album covers, and video games.

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This aesthetic reminds me a lot of watching G4 as a kid, and getting excited for Xplay to come on hahaha




 
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Another aesthetic thread, hype! thanks Emmy!:JahyStare:

I love this! this aesthetic reminds me of the 2000s. I think this was a popular aesthetic used to market more like, futuristic or technology-based items? like games, electronic music etc. It also feels like an aesthetic that was mostly rooted in the digital world, I guess because of the use of vector graphics! a lot of desktop wallpapers that look like this.

Definitely not a spot-on comparison but it kind of reminds me of some of TLC's album covers, some of xbox's early marketing, and also of Sony MiniDisc.
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Oh hell yea, an new aesthetic thread! This style used alot in the revival of the Y2K Aesthetics movement. Ithink its the font that really give its futuristic but old vibe to it. If you take a look at the Y2K Aesthetic Institute they have alot of similar designs https://y2kaestheticinstitute.tumblr.com/
 
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This style used alot in the revival of the Y2K Aesthetics movement. Ithink its the font that really give its futuristic but old vibe to it.

Yes!! It's very Y2K-esque but more stripped down and less garish (not saying that in a bad way, I love Y2K aesthetic).

Wipeout covers are great. Made by the now defunct The Designers Republic who also made a lot of album covers for IDM artists back in the day.

Designers Republic is amazing. I'm waiting for their work to make a huge comeback on shirts and stuff, hopefully sooner than later.
 
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The fonts are the most fun part for me. Anyway, here's a scan from Osamu Sato's 1998 book Lovely Sweet Dream (I guess it's an art book collaboration dedicated to the game) I thought really fit the aesthetic.

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forgive me for bjork-posting-the-album-post, again, but Me Company also went full ham with this aesthetic and mmm muh fonts. I tried to find something you maybe hadn't seen all over y2k institute before, i hadn't seen this neat cassette until today:
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The fonts are the most fun part for me. Anyway, here's a scan from Osamu Sato's 1998 book Lovely Sweet Dream (I guess it's an art book collaboration dedicated to the game) I thought really fit the aesthetic.

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forgive me for bjork-posting-the-album-post, again, but Me Company also went full ham with this aesthetic and mmm muh fonts. I tried to find something you maybe hadn't seen all over y2k institute before, i hadn't seen this neat cassette until today:
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Wait what kind of fonts are used in those pics?
 
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Wait what kind of fonts are used in those pics?
Wish I knew specifically the name of any 'official' fonts used for y2k. The LSD is probably something more generic made funky with post editing, but the Bjork logo was probably designed by Me Company special for the Post and it's singles. However, you can find a lot of cool free stuff online that seeks to emulate the look or are from the era.

This website has some good ones.
I downloaded Planet Bubble. Readme says it's (c) 1996 Mads Rydahl. Was able to install it no problem too:
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absolutely adore this aesthetic. it also kinda reminds me of one of my favourite music videos;


that video's way more on the whole infographic aspect of it but that's the part I really loved about it, graphic design crawling with technical text, diagrams, figures... like a patent application hit by a paint bucket and clone tool (though more exciting than that description would suggest)

honestly would love to learn graphic design just to make stuff like this for the rest of my days.
 
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The fonts are the most fun part for me. Anyway, here's a scan from Osamu Sato's 1998 book Lovely Sweet Dream (I guess it's an art book collaboration dedicated to the game) I thought really fit the aesthetic.

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forgive me for bjork-posting-the-album-post, again, but Me Company also went full ham with this aesthetic and mmm muh fonts. I tried to find something you maybe hadn't seen all over y2k institute before, i hadn't seen this neat cassette until today:
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The fonts are so dope yeah, such a balancing act in that scan. Makes my eyes swirl in all the detail. And everything is labeled. So nice.
 
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I've seen a recent example of this.

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A 2 person band from New Zealand named Twin Ressurrection used it for their first album color, Fittingly it's a throwback album to 2000's DnB music
 
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I've seen a recent example of this.

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A 2 person band from New Zealand named Twin Ressurrection used it for their first album color, Fittingly it's a throwback album to 2000's DnB music
That's a pretty cool album. Definitely gives me those Y2K vibes. The visualizer uploaded to Youtube is also pretty sick.
Thanks for sharing
 
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