I saw this morning’s DS106 Daily Create and thought of the Vaporwave Aesthetic and thought I’d share my interest in it. It’s an amalgam of retro culture remix focused on the commercial aesthetics of 80s and early 90s – VHS artifacts, Glitch art, a little greek classical sculpture, 90s web design, low poly 3D computer graphics, and more. It’s a fairly recent phenomena starting around 2010, but there’s already a brief history video if interested.

There’s a Tumblr by the handle KIDMOGRAPH that’s a personal favorite GIF artist in this particular genre. Here’s an example of his work which incorporates low polygon 3D models.

If you’d like to attempt to create vaporwave styled piece, consider using NewHive as a tool or To.Be. I like this Trianglify Generator to create low poly backgrounds or how about a low polygon generator from images. I made this remix from an NYPL Vulture archive image.

This I then took into a couple apps Ultrapop and Ultrapop Infinite to recolor and then to animate the images using ImgPlayPro all on the Iphone:


There are a lot of other influences to consider in vaporwave such as 90s windows application interfaces and greek classical sculpture. Have a stab at this AE S THE TIC.





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