During the early days of this blog, I had envisioned something sort of like a destination for everything vaporwave from the art to the music to the people behind it. It sort of turned into the equivalent of a tumblr blog (which this thing wasn’t supposed to be) so I took a few months, thought it over and decided to make this site a better resource for vaporwave.
During that time, I found an instagrammer named “joeyblvd_” who was and still is a poster of vaporwave on Instagram. This is notable because much of vaporwave art is on tumblr (which is useless and boring if you’re not a real artist or pop culture geek) and to see any vaporwave art on Instagram well… It’d have to be a christmas miracle.
Let’s cut to the chase, this guy is the most visible presence on my Instagram feed and he provides the best art possible. Some of it is glitch, some of it is 16-bit art, some of it is also advertisements from the 80s. This guy is a true 80s japanese nut and that’s part of what makes him what he is.
This guy has a determination I’ve never seen in a while and this guy is vaporwave to the fullest. Everything on his feed will either warm you or cool you in ways you could never even imagine. It’s just a part of the culture that exists within vaporwave, everything is more human and uncertain and isn’t designed to make you feel a certain way and joeyblvd understands this clearly.
This guy may not seem like he’s having an impact on life but this is his purpose, to post vaporwave art until the day he dies. He has an impeccable taste for art and an impeccable taste for what’s really good plus his personality is impeccable as well. If anything this guy is just begging to be famous and I’m hoping that he’ll get his big break soon enough.
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He also runs a Soundcloud page with some original material. He does the same thing on his Instagram page, reposting tons of vaporwave tracks from artists who are admittingly good and talented. If you’re a newbie to vaporwave and want to see what this genre is all about then well… Check out his Soundcloud page, you’ll be presently surprised.
Overall. joeyblvd is a guy who’s determined to his craft and exposing people to the vaporwave culture. He is the cultivation of the curator, one who has a large collection and isn’t afraid to expose it. His fine tastes are sure to make you interested in him and well, he’s pretty cool. Check out his Instagram and Soundcloud now.
EDITOR’S NOTE: joeyblvd changed name to “viceblvd”, links changed to reflect this.