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 visually accompanied by images of manufactured nostalgia—often with dolphins, statues, and palm trees, floating in an abstract plane. Imagine Club Tropicana rendered on a Sega Genesis.
░▒▓ Ａｅｓｔｈｅｔｉｃ Ｔｅｘｔ ▓▒░
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.