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Love it or hate it. This car screamed out the future to me when I first saw it in 1999. In this model the Y2K aesthetic is there, especially in the dash.
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I feel the same way about the Nissan Cube. It really represents that 2000's wacky aesthetic, especially the ripple roof and shag carpet on the dash for no reason.
That roof it crazy, I never noticed that before!

Even though I'm a Mac guy....this PC fits the mold of the y2k future meets past. It's the only vintage Windows PC in my collection...and it took many many years to show up on eBay. I spent 20 years just trying to figure out what it was called and who made it. I saw it one day at CompUSA in 2000 and was like "this thing is so cool". Then I never saw one again and couldn't find it.
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Shop with good Y2K decor?
Not that McBling stuff.
 
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Over here we used to have a SegaWorld in London and I thought pics of the arcade fit the general aesthetic of the thread.

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Y2K/Neo-Y2k aesthetics thread!
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"The Y2K aesthetic, also known in some circles as Kaybug, is an aesthetic that was prevalent from roughly 1995 to 2003, although the aesthetic didn't really begin to become well-defined until about 1997. Named after the Y2K Bug, it is characterized by a distinct aesthetic period, encapsulating fashion, hardware design, music, and furnishings shining with tech optimism — sometimes literally. According to the Y2K Aesthetic Institute, some of its aspects include tight leather pants, silver eyeshadow, shiny clothing, Oakleys, gradients, and Blobitecture. Most Y2K aesthetics rely on the use of technology and slick futuristic looks, signaling the optimism of a new era as the 20th century/2nd millennium progressed into the 21st century/3rd millennium. One of the earliest definers of the Y2K aesthetic is the Designers' Republic, a Sheffield-based graphic design studio best known for their work on the Wipeout video game franchise and various album artwork."
More info about Y2k aesthetics
https://aesthetics.fandom.com/wiki/Y2K#:~:text=The Y2K aesthetic, also known,well-defined until about 1997.
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I find it so funny that for the last recent years, whenever i go to a party, we always end up dancing on the same Y2K songs. Most of them has this kind of energy that you can't find anymore in today's music. They just aged really well.

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The Y2K optimism died out in music, TV, films, and even design it a lot of ways. Everything started on a negative slant around 2005. I really miss the excitement about the future from that era. Too bad that future would be a dystopian nightmare.
 
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Almost forgot about one of my favorites. The Loews Cineplex Millennium Concept (1995-1999). This design was inspired to celebrate its 100 years of existence coming in 2004 and meant to invoke the feeling of the Loews Movie Palaces that started it all. Sadly there are no more unaltered examples in the United States. The remaining like 2 or 3 theatres have been severely altered by AMC and the rest were closed and bulldozed when AMC took over. It's the kind of place you drive to in a PT Cruiser. Same idea... art deco meets the future. What you can't see from the photos the origional concept at night had zero white light and would illumiate all the skylights blue. Stage lights and rotating gobo projectors lit the lobby with color and LCE logos. Classic round flashing marquee bulbs ran the length of the cinema wings and the signs in the classic 20's style. Big TVs in the lobbies showing trailers and other content. The projection booth was also typically really nice in these style cinemas. Large 2 story ceilings, all white, projectors on platforms, lit with amber or red lighting with dedicated work lights. The final touch the Loews Cineplex United States logo custom printed on all the projectors. Typically the largest house would have its projector in a dedicated area on a special platform with two racks of sound gear. We had dedicated film assembly rooms and storage rooms with workstations all around. These represent the height of the cinema industry before the digital transition. These were the last classic luxury theatres made not only to keep customers happy, but designed to be great places to work. No details of this design was done without taking into account all angles. I miss you Loews Cineplex...too bad you were forced to sell to the soulless AMC Theatres who would piss all over your legacy and drop the 100 year old name. RIP
 

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