However; the decade’s cartoons were arguably the best. There was a certain rawness and fantasy in most story plots during this time and the characters displayed by shows extended their reach beyond and into the hearts of their viewers. They were strangely relatable despite their highly stylized story lines and backgrounds. 90's animation plot-wise was amazing; graphics wise - absolutely fascinating. Televisions lit up with bright colors, quirky cartoon movements, and 2D features. Despite the limited resources to create more complex designs, these things were still able to capture the spunk, angst, and rather multifaceted personalities of the characters. Not a moment was ever bland and boring,. In fact, it was otherwise.
90's graphics is catching well in many media platforms today and it could be inferred that it will dominate almost all platforms as we all carry on to 2015. For now, here are some noteworthy pieces of videos and photos to feed your visual appetite for the 90s. They are totally R A D!
1. the Tord Torpe and Magnus Nyquist video
View the video here
2. ADAM BUXTON: YOUTUBE AWARDS
3. Gwen Stefani’s Baby Don’t Lie Music Video
4. Macintosh Plus – Floral Shoppe Album cover or any Vaporwave album art cover for that matter.
This MTV animation from 1993 may have foreshadowed the future of cotemporary aesthetics. Thump.Vice.com elaborates on this: “What is vaporwave? According to commenters in various music forums, it’s “chillwave for Marxists,” “post-elevator music,” “corporate smooth jazz Windows 95 pop,” and (my personal favorite) “better than that witch house shit.”