This redesign is a tip of the cap to the 80s while being modern & fresh
To start with, “Sythwave (also called outrun, retrowave, or futuresynth) is an electronic music microgenre that is based predominately on the music associated with action, science-fiction, and horror film soundtracks of the 1980s. Other influences are drawn from that decade’s art and video games.” – Wikipedia
In late 2020 I had the inspiration to create a sythwave styled website. At this time I had just started taking my design career more seriously. Maybe it was because I had just started playing Cyberpunk 2077?
In the end, I just wanted to see if I could make the color scheme & style work with a web current client. Appleton Cutting Edge was long over due for a fresh look so when I approached the owner Charlie with the idea he loved it.
We wanted Cutting Edge Salon to have that “Cutting Edge” look.
Here is my color palette for Cutting Edge, I’m not certain all of these colors made it to the final product.