Illustration for "The A-Z of Y2K", an article listing about the essentials of the "Y2K" era (~1996-2003). Citing inspirations from this era, I compiled an image made of objects from the list. The article is here: http://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/the-a-z-of-y2k.
Tight leather pants, silver eyeshadow, shiny clothing, Oakleys, gradients, blobby electronics — for a brief moment at the end of the 90s and the start of the 00s, it appears popular culture really did catch the millennium bug. With the Cold War resigned to history and politics lending a sense of prosperity to all, the aesthetic of the time was gripped by a dot-com boom-fueled optimism. Sure, anthrax, 9/11 and the War on Terror lay just around the corner, but how were we to know that when the future seemed as bright and certain as a successful Victoria Beckham's solo career?