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Shanghai Tippytap - 2017-09-03

i remember reading somewhere that MTV took a lot of its 80s style notes from the music video for Human League's "what's on your mind"


Stopheles - 2017-09-04

That video's from 88, though - pretty damned deep into the decade, and over half a decade after MTV launched.

infinite zest - 2017-09-04

Yeah out of sheer coincidence there's an IBM commercial on a lot recently that uses this arsthetic (in faux-early 90s CGI form) and the best way I could describe it to my partner was "Saved by the Bell", which was decidedly a 90s thing. Like, ten years isn't huge, but by that logic we'd still have had "Matrix/Y2K aesthetic" in 2010,

Old_Zircon - 2017-09-03

I saw this video a while back, it's pretty much just about Memphis Design Group and doesn't say much about some mythical, unified "80s aesthetic" that didn't really exist.

Old_Zircon - 2017-09-03

Sorry, JF, but it's true.

jfcaron_ca - 2017-09-03

Yeah definitely this vid is about that particular group. That group influenced the general look that we retroactively identify as "80s". /shrug.

MacGyver Style Bomb - 2017-09-03

I always figured it was some sort of mutation born out of the 50's nostalgia trend.

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