Today’s Friday Video Pick is a new piece that’s exploding with ’80s motifs. Grids, LaserDiscs, Trapper Keeper-ish graphic design and references to artist Patrick Nagel are a few of the many 1980s flourishes packed into this six-minute style fest featuring LA Vampires. There’s even a plasma ball that may as well have been plucked from the shelves of The Sharper Image in all of its electrified glory.
Page after page of ’80s-inspired graphic design highlights flash across the screen, from the decade’s best fonts to colorful lines and geometric shapes:
We can’t forget the amazing sets, a collection of meticulously-crafted vignettes that may as well be on display at a retro kitsch outsider art opening. Note the ’80s Asian, Memphis Group and ’80s tribal influences, not to mention an interior featuring a floating hand, marble pedestal and wall-mounted mask. Has your head exploded yet?!
Sketches come alive and sing in animated sequences. Here is a Nagel-esque vision of LA Vampires lead singer Amanda Brown:
The screen shots below are typical of the video–life becomes art, and that art morphs into a Duran Duran album cover…
Enjoy today’s Friday Video Pick featuring the synth-tastic LA Vampires in a collaboration with Matrix Metals…and a special thanks to my brother Andy for bringing this amazing piece to my attention: