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Riding the World Wide Wave
Last week, when two music videos by semi-pop stars Rihanna and Azaelia Banks spread around the web, they incited some to protest. Their crime: dipping their toes lasciviously into the tropical laser-hemmed fountain of ’90s seapunk aesthetics. The Times once described the look like this:

The iconography, which exists almost entirely online, includes clip art of dolphins jumping through pyramids, aquamarine-haired mermaids with SpongeBob T-shirts, and psychedelic orbs flying over computer-generated waves.

The Amped-up reaction inspired our friend Jacob Ciocci, who founded the art group Paper Rad, to chime in. – Ed
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- by Jacob Ciocci

motherboardtv:

Riding the World Wide Wave

Last week, when two music videos by semi-pop stars Rihanna and Azaelia Banks spread around the web, they incited some to protest. Their crime: dipping their toes lasciviously into the tropical laser-hemmed fountain of ’90s seapunk aesthetics. The Times once described the look like this:

The iconography, which exists almost entirely online, includes clip art of dolphins jumping through pyramids, aquamarine-haired mermaids with SpongeBob T-shirts, and psychedelic orbs flying over computer-generated waves.

The Amped-up reaction inspired our friend Jacob Ciocci, who founded the art group Paper Rad, to chime in. – Ed

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- by Jacob Ciocci

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    yes, finally, someone wrote about this (unless i’ve missed others). seapunk, though? is this really called seapunk? i...
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    Oh seapunk~
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    big thanks to dj for pushing Jacob’s original post to me...other week. If you’re a...