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vaporwave 〖Aesthetic〗 text generator


Generate full width text that works in social media posts, bios, instant messages, browser tabs, and more.

Type something, click to copy, then paste the results.

What is Vaporwave?

Vaporwave is a genre of music that began entirely online.

A typical vaporwave track consists of stretched loops, borrowed from elevator music or a nostalgic pop-song. It's a dead-pan meme in music form—but unlike most memes, it's still a thing.

Vaporwave is dead. long live vaporwave.

All the best art is meta. It starts with something you're already familiar with, then subverts it. It's the subversion that makes jokes funny and music moving.

Vaporwave is meta by definition—primed to be both funny and good art. Unfortunately, explaining why a joke is funny kills it—all counter-culture is essentially an in-joke, and once your parents are in on it, it's just not fun anymore.

While this is true for jokes and memes, good music is immune to shifting trends. For vaporwave the joke is dead, but the music lives on.

Vaporwave Aesthetic

Vaporwave is visually accompanied by images of manufactured nostalgia—often with dolphins, statues, and palm trees, floating in on an abstract plane—imagine Club Tropicana rendered on a Sega Genesis.

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Before computers got all fancy, the text was monospaced—each character, from a thin lowercase i to the wide uppercase M took up the same screen space.

For modern compatibility with Chinese, Korean, and Japanese characters—which are inherently monospaced—Unicode has designated full width roman alphanumeric characters.

These characters allow you to evoke the old-school computer aesthetic of vaporware in any text input online.

first published — 7 October 2019
last update — 8 October 2019