Dance Dance Dance Songlist

The MANY flashes (overt and subtle) and sound effects really sell the whole video.


Arcade machines have really interesting UI because it needs to grab the attention of a passing arcade-goer, competing against dozens of other loud and flashing machines. Isn't that fun and so contextually different apps or sites?

Having seen a lot of arcade UI and Y2K designs, I had a clear idea of the type of iconography and shapes I wanted, but not how they fit yet.

My goal wasn't originality. It was just to see if I could do it, and if I'd like how my hands felt while making it. Self-discovery, you know?


I felt like I really needed mascots and Photoshop layer styles.

The OG Concept

The concept of the title strips was based off of the way Japanese vinyls, CDs (music and games), and books are packaged. They all have this ribbon that wrap the edge.

I wanted selecting the song to "open the vinyl" of the song. I got bored before I fleshed this out.


Fonts & Icons

The main font used is Froyo Tam's Ferrite.

The iconography is composed of tropes and common shapes in the sort of Y2K aesthetic.

The main inspirations for this project are:

  • Beatmania IIDX
  • DDR Supernova 2
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Gitaroo Man


Closed for work.

Open to low/no-rate work with small and local (Toronto) businesses and social initiatives that are anti-racist, pro-LGBTQ+, feminist, and BIPOC-operated. Always open to your questions and curiosities.

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