Internet Motifs Meet Goth Typography in Japanese Graphic Designer GUCCIMAZE’s Work
Internet aesthetic is very much a thing in 2017. You see it in fashion, art, even people’s perception of one another thanks to social media. But that’s not to say it’s a bad thing. It’s a great thing in fact. It’s creative, there are endless resources, and underneath it all, your now-classic internet art–complete with flames, kittens, gothic elements and lasers–are all signs of us, the human race, being able to find humor in our societal plight that is today’s day and age. Enter GUCCIMAZE: one of the many artists that are perfecting the approach of internet art, but does so in a way that is unequivocally awesome–hence the post.
Born and raised in Japan, GUCCIMAZE–born Yuta Kawaguchi–studied at Musashino Art University under Visual Communication Design, and while he now works for a design production company, he’s able to produce all the amazing content you see before you on the side. As for inspiration, during Kawaguchi’s time in the UK, he was exposed to the country’s rich graffiti and hip hop/grime scene, hence the typography and clear ’80s and ’90s influence in his work, which has since graced brands like Youth of Paris. Have a look through a few examples that we’ve pulled throughout, then head over to his Tumblr site for more.