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Vaporware album art and posters by Lunitas

Contributed by Martin Silvertant on Jan 19th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 2020
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    Limousine – Bizarre Bazaar (front)
    Source: https://www.reddit.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Limousine – Bizarre Bazaar (front)

    Lunitas is a graphic designer and illustrator who does album covers and layouts for a myriad of Vaporwave bands. This music style features specific themes that both ironically and nostalgically celebrate consumer capitalism, pop culture, and the somewhat counterintuitive tranquillity of malls and elevator music.

    While Lunitas fully embraces these themes, his work is very idiosyncratic, and unmistakably his own. Characteristics are spiritual/occult/Buddhist references, as well as a wide array of radiant colors and gradients—often dominated by greens, blues, and purples, and complemented by yellows and magentas.

    Considering the beauty and splendor of the illustrations and use of colors, there is another characteristic Lunitas element that may be overlooked, and that’s the use of typography. Because, even though Lunitas’ formulaic approach results in a nice diversity of album covers that are each unique in their own right, he tends to use the same two typefaces for all his work; Phosphate Solid (Red Rooster Collection) and Hiragino Kakugo StdN W8 (FontPlus).

    VA – Aquablanca 音楽レーベル (front)
    Source: https://twitter.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    VA – Aquablanca 音楽レーベル (front)

    猫 シ Corp. – Live in Los Angeles 2019 (front)
    Source: https://catsystemcorp.bandcamp.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    猫 シ Corp. – Live in Los Angeles 2019 (front)

    猫 シ Corp. – Live in Los Angeles 2019 (cassette)
    Source: https://www.discogs.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    猫 シ Corp. – Live in Los Angeles 2019 (cassette)

    Body Cruise presents Equip poster
    Source: https://do512.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Body Cruise presents Equip poster

    Mint Kiss – Visuales Paraíso (personal work)
    Source: https://www.instagram.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Mint Kiss – Visuales Paraíso (personal work)

    Lunitas – Illusory Pleasure (front)
    Source: https://lunitas.bandcamp.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Lunitas – Illusory Pleasure (front)

    Tu Cuerpo (personal work)
    Source: https://twitter.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Tu Cuerpo (personal work)

    Lunitas – Playa: The Short Visit Ashtray (front)
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Lunitas – Playa: The Short Visit Ashtray (front)

    Abraxas Inc. – Illusory Dream (personal work)
    Source: https://www.instagram.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Abraxas Inc. – Illusory Dream (personal work)

    Persona la Ave – Relation / Temptation (front)
    Source: https://mypetflamingo.bandcamp.com Lunitas. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Persona la Ave – Relation / Temptation (front)

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