Most of the writers of Abduzeedo are from the 80s and we always expressed our love for that decade's style especially the neon lights, terrible VHS quality and the music. In terms of visual design, we can see the beginning of CGI and 3D animations, with simple forms but a lot of chrome and reflections. To illustrate that nothing better than showing some examples, in this case, the fantastic work of Arkuma.

Arkuma is a motion graphic designer and illustrator from London, UK. He has been working with labels, DJs and artists on promotional material. As we can see, heavily inspired in the 80s.

A Tribute to the 80s

I've always enjoyed emulating the graphic style and feel of advertisments and animations from the 1980s. This is a compilation of all my past 80s inspired animations. All of the animations have been played and then rerecorded on actual vhs tape by Anton Bohlin to help get the authentic results.

Chrome, VHS recordings and the Illuminati from Arkuma on Vimeo.

A Tribute to the 80s by Arkuma

A Tribute to the 80s by Arkuma

A Tribute to the 80s by Arkuma

A Tribute to the 80s by Arkuma

A Tribute to the 80s by Arkuma

AREA 51 Trailer

Commissioned by Trashbags to create some promo material for the Area51 event which is carried out by Trashbags, Dead Eye Touring, D.F.B. and Fake Club.

Area51 promo from Arkuma on Vimeo.

A Tribute to the 80s by Arkuma

A Tribute to the 80s by Arkuma

About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.