I was approached by Hulu to develop a vaporwave aesthetic for the Hulu show All Night. They gave me footage of 18 characters from the show as well as some information about each character. From that I came up with a unique art direction for the vaporwave world of each character, playing up each person's personality traits.
Building the over-the-top, retro look worked well with this project. It allowed me to get lots of ideas across really quickly - the vaporwave style is unrefined and doesn't strictly follow the rules of what typically makes for good design. It leans into the cheesy, low quality nature of the early era of technology. Vaporwave is also tied to a sense of nostalgia, which fits well with All Night's setting of a high school graduation lock-in party.
PRODUCERS: ANDREW BORIN, MARK PATTERSON
DESIGN AND ANIMATION: CISCO TORRES
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