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This is something of a fashionable and stylistic approach in visual media. Overwhelmingly, these designs are made with vector graphics, to create solid areas of colour with crisp, geometrically neat outlines. Usually involves vivid colours over a monochrome background (white has preference as a neutral colour, but it can easily be black). The colour patterns can also be switched for the negative space, while the solid colour becomes the foreground.

It's easier to show than to describe, hence the picture. Look for examples of this rather abstract art in commercials and opening credits. In animated works, designs may flow outwards from a central point, gaining variety and complexity as they grow.

Compare this visual trope to the literary-only PurpleProse. Failure to maintain focus on the product can result in WhatWereTheySellingAgain Video versions of this trope might employ {{Blipvert}} as well. Contrast AsceticAesthetic, FaceOnTheCover & MinimalisticCoverArt (though this can also be done in a very striking and artistic way).



%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqpHp55032E The E3 trailer]] of ''ChildOfEden'' has a bit of this. Though %%considering the game it's for, that's no surprise.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp-_oUwdSeY This]] commercial from Microsoft describing what they think the future will be like has lots of computer screen images popping out all over the place.
%%* The iPod commercials.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C84FLwm3DA This]] anime-style Louis Vuitton ad from Japan, starting at about 1:16, features a trippy world filled with colorful patterns.
%%* Hewlett-Packard's [[http://www.hp.com/united-states/personal-again/press/index.html "The Computer is Personal Again"]] campaign, including its "Hands" ads.
%%* Zellers ads.
%%* Fruitopia ads are this trope, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on acid.]] Hell, those Frutopia ads are probably the very first example of this trope, dating back to 1994.
%%* [[OlderThanTheyThink Even older:]] Creator/{{ABC}} was doing TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey-inspired ads in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6XE0wxR6TI the early 1970s]]''.
%%* Late 60s-early 70s 7-up "Uncola" commercials.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2U-lP-SOSQ See the light!]]
%%* If you live in Monterrey, Mexico, you'll see these ''everywhere'', especially on the local college campus' advertising and event posters. Maybe their Graphic Design school is pumping these out?
%%** Same thing in Hamburg, Germany. Every single party gets a flyer.
%%* [[http://www.prate.com/ Jemma Gura]] may be responsible for the whole phenomenon.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW_rVnWyH8c Target ads]] have been prone to this over the past few years.
* A number of television commercials in the UK for HD TV sets use this trend, using "arty" graphics over a white background. Usually in slow motion and with a calming acoustic guitar soundtrack. The tag line usually being some variation of "look at this amazing image and how detailed it is in HD". Which is fine...unless you are watching in standard definition in which case it is no more detailed than any other ad.
%%** Similar arguments were made by Magazine/{{MAD}} back in the 1960's about the idiocy of TV commercials for color TV sets.
%%** Sky is especially fond of this, particularly for the sports channels.
%%** Lampshaded by George Takei in an advert for a Sharp Quattron HDTV, saying "you see the difference... well, actually, you ''don't''".
* An "a.s.i.c.s." sneakers commercial stars a jogger running through a drippy white Creator/MCEscher room, leading to his apartment. Wait, will someone explain the pillar jumping and the squishy ground and the gravity problem? Please?
* Packaging for Wacom pen tablets. Simple backgrounds with the common artsy stuff. The [[http://sclick.net/cool%20gadgets/newest-cool-innovation-gadget-ideas/23/top-coolest-best-latest-new-fun-gadgets-gifts-bamboo_comic.jpg Bamboo Pen & Touch Comic Edition]] pretty much covers the entire front with cartoony stuff with only small bits of white background showing through.
%%* G4's logo usually bursts into one of these during promos.
%%** Their E3 promos use ''other'' video games, which can somehow explode on screen with color.
* Comcast commercials show inexplicable, joyously erupting rainbow scenery that turns into letters. [[{{Crunchtastic}} It's Comcastic!]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD-skYk0h2Y This]] UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 commercial
%%* SOYJOY. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOuTLT_tiM this commerical]]
%%** The characters' walk cycles all seem to be based on Crumb's "Keep on truckin'" cartoons.
%%** And the character itself resembles Olive Oil from Popeye which, to some, would make that kiss a bit {{squick}}y.
%%** Well, some commercials by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/laikahouse LAIKA/House]] sometimes famous for this trope
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEm77vwz6-8 This]] Jack Daniel's commercial, based around the "frillier" elements of the label.
* The psychedelic "Feed the Senses" Friskies cat food commercials. One full minute of a cat jumping through a dimensional portal into 3D Kitty Pepperland.
%%* The "Spaceman Stu" [=McDonalds=] commercial
%%* Anything by Peter Max.
%%* The Nickelodeon logo from the start of the ''[=SpongeBob=]'s Truth or Square'' game.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmYc1MNJaQc This]] ad celebrating 25 years of Photoshop, with the song [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} "Dream On"!]]

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
%%* Features prominently in the opening credits of ''EdenOfTheEast''. Whoever designed it likes pink. And flowers. A whole lot.
%%** The music video for [[AllLowercaseLetters "light prayer" by school food punishment]] is [[UpToEleven able to top that and maybe everything else on this page]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvZ_SzD-CVg What]].
%%* ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'''s opening sequences, especially ''Goku'', slide closer to Design Student On Bad Acid.
%%* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', this is the favored attack form of their enemy. Yes, they get attacked by surreal art.
* ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', hands down. In fact, anything done by Creator/StudioSHAFT will feature this trope in spades.
%%* ''LightNovel/GroundControlToPsychoelectricGirl'' another one by Creator/StudioSHAFT [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utccB8QYE84]]
%%* The parade in ''Literature/{{Paprika}}''
%%** Hell, most of the dream sequences in that flick.
* The ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' credits fit in as many colours, random shapes, and movement as is watchable within 30 seconds.
* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' is well known for the incredible visuals and soundtrack in all its anime adaptations. But ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRLLZnidGQw#t=12s Innocence]]'' cranks it UpToEleven. But at the arrival at Etorofu with the incredible plane scene, it turns into half an hour of X-rated SceneryPorn.
* The ending of the first season of ''Anime/{{K}}'', the title of which translates to "Alone in a Cold Room", features one of the main characters sitting alone - presumably in a cold room - [[InnocentFanserviceGirl naked]] and sad, while flowers in this style pop up and swirl around her.
%%* ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'', especially the opening credits.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'''s opening sequence features plenty of organically growing curlicues in the background.
%%* Pretty much all of ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' could be considered this, considering its use of textures--but it's most noticeable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7rP5Pngahs the ending credits]].
%%* Also ''Anime/NightRaid1931'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoFMDaFyM9I opening]] as well.
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMoRrvAeCjA opening]] for ''Fractale''
%%* Any of the openings or endings in ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts.''
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6zDfxZ4NcE opening]] to ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srw1DbPWmf4&feature=related first opening]] to ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' definitely has this going on, along with a bonus Fashion Student's Orgasm.
%%* The opening for ''Manga/AChannel''. Contains a lot of perspective shifts.
%%* WHOA there, ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=4&sqi=2&ved=0CDcQtwIwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3DC6ctcf2Gw&rct=j&q=speed%20grapher%20opening&ei=14HtTtStEMng0QHkzsSGDg&usg=AFQjCNFONSBXZGLv3x5boOt1pWI9s6DqLQ&sig2=Tap0OfVCXiplch3YHcFSfg opening sequence!]] Want some stylish poses and high-contrast colors to go with your stylish poses and high-contrast colors?
* The "dream" sequences of ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' are basically this, complex designs and scenarios, with lots of color motifs and use of CGI. All employed to illustrate the conflicts of the main characters.
%%* The opening to {{Tsuritama}}, complete with dancing silhouettes a la iPod commercials.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyYCYd2wHY4 opening]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewICfFjc4CI closing]] sequences of Tatami Galaxy. Additionally, the black and white background with selective coloring in the opening sequence prevails through the entire anime.
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJsjla9X0ng opening]] of [C] Control and many aspects of the show itself: anything relating to the Financial District, really.
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAXrRWLKzko opening]] of Ergo Proxy. ''Very'' David Carson.
%%* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' might be one of the winners of this trope. While the entire anime builds off symbols and patterns, it doesn't get more stylized than the [[http://vimeo.com/44126386 transformation sequence]]. And ''how.''
* A short but cute anime video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqaXxSBZTZc of Superflat First Love]] has strong elements of this.
* ''Anime/SummerWars'' has OZ, a social internet platform of sorts. It is [[https://moeisthebest.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/summer-wars-101.jpg a gigantic cat head with a headless bird on top and plenty of rainbow coloured book cases circling around it.]] Needless to say that almost every scene in OZ is just one big Design Student wet dream, even when [[spoiler:it becomes corrupted]].
* ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' features many such scenes, but one that stands out is the Sabbath rave in the first episode, with bright colors against a dark background and OffModel animations that give the scene a psychedelic vibe.

%%[[folder:Comic Books]]
%%* DaveJohnson, cover artist of ''ComicBook/OneHundredBullets'', is fond of this. That's part of the reason why he's in such high demand as a cover artist. He can even do this when drunk.
%%* DallasBarr is drawn by an interior designer. It really shows in scenes at the office of Lord Stileman, which among other things includes a stylised river.

%%[[folder:Card Games]]
%%* Sometimes standard playing cards fit into this category, and [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/46049718@N00/2958138461 this]] Flogging Molly poster took this and went with it.
%%* Your average deck of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanafuda hanafuda]] (Japanese playing cards). The standard western set of cards only gets fancy for the face cards and the ace of spades. Hanafuda have twelve suits of four and each suit has a different motif, and numbers are represented graphically rather than with numerals. Confused yet?

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler:'' Everything is extremely stylized to the point of being super weird. Lots of AmazingTechnicolorPopulation, UnmovingPlaid and DerangedAnimation.
** What makes this more amazing was that this was done ''without'' CGI.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', the other world starts to look like this - geometrical, sometimes fractal trees rendered in black and white - the further you go away from the house. [[spoiler:The house itself turns into Design Student's Orgasm once the Other World starts to fall apart.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoyAndTheWorld'' goes back and forth between stark minimalism and this trope.
%%* The opening credits to ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''.
%%* The opening credits to ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/JamesBond'' films often have very strange opening credits. Most feature a design motif related to the preceding scene or with the plot of the movie, and many feature scantily clad (if not entirely nude, in silhouette) women dancing to the film's particular theme.
%%* The opening credits of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' had a love affair with this trope, with a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg5lI6NCBxE playing card theme]]. And it ''[[TropesAreNotBad rocked]]''.
%%* ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'''s credits.
%%* The credits to ''Film/HollowMan''.
* ''Film/StrangerThanFiction'' visualizes Harold's number obsessed subconscious by having numbers, graphs, and equations pop up, fall down, or move along with him. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDwTQ57YyzI You can see the opening here.]]
%%* ''Film/AeonFlux'' is set in a utopia whose creative design gave many an art student a big O.
%%* The opening credits of ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.
%%* The animation in ''Film/AScannerDarkly'' counts.
%%* Much of the film ''Film/TheCell'' is like this.
%%* Anything by Tarsem. ''Film/TheFall'' is an even better example.
%%* ''Film/TronLegacy'' seems to be going for this as the movie's overall style.
%%* The opening credits of the U.S. version of ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo''. So much.
%%* Film/TheTreeOfLife trailers. So much.
%%* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfTintin'''s opening credits, which are also animated in a different style than the actual film.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eLg6ZxFDm4 The opening credits]] of ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' (1996).
* The "past" poster of ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'' was the previous page image. It's rather baroque, incorporating dozens upon dozens of inerwoven, intricate details, each of them somehow referencing witchcraft as depicted in the film.
%%* ''FilmGuardiansofTheGalaxyVol2"'s scenes on Ego. Every square millimeter of space is absolutely covered in colorful flowers and filagreed sculptures. It is absolutely breathtaking.
* ''{{Film/Precious}}'' has several posters where the artist was allowed to create a very abstract or impressionist style of an overweight woman's silhouette.

* ''Literature/TalesOfTheBlackWidowers'', by Creator/IsaacAsimov, has been published with multiple covers. One of the covers features a large spider, with seven human faces (one for each of the members) instead of eyes.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
%%* The current (as of 2009) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHpgvKwmuFU BBC News]] titles seem to have elements of this, at the very least they are rather "over designed".
%%** They have nothing on the [[http://www.lambie-nairn.com/work/case_study/nos titles]] for the Dutch news organization NOS, whose graphics are done by the same people behind those for BBC News.
%%* Creator/{{MTV}} Brasil's bumps. Usually also have DerangedAnimation.
%%* ''Series/HumanTarget'' has a variation on this. It's loosely based on a comic book, so the black & white vector graphics are mixed in with primary colors "dripping" onto the screen like ink dripping onto a page.
* The [[http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/graphics/vancouver-2010-graphic-identity/ Vancouver Olympics]] graphics. There's spray paint, clip art, and origami-style patterns in them. The colors are springtime-y, but Vancouver's actually like that in February so that's understandable.
* The 2008 [[http://www.troika.tv/work/5.126 on-air look]] for Oxygen, of which the primary motif seems to be flying things (such as cell phones, lipstick, disco balls and even lips).
%%* The credits sequence of ''Series/MadMen'' is an example. It's very decently done, fits the cool InstrumentalThemeTune and is supposed to be apropos to [[TheSixties the time the show is set in]], same as in the case of ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan''. Also, season four's sets match the the credits' visual style.
%%* The opening credits to ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara.''
%%* The pop science mini-series ''[[Series/TopGear James May's]] Things You Need to Know'' runs on this. It's basically pop science + James May's posh narration + DesignStudentsOrgasm. High production values mean that it's still enjoyable even if you've heard everything before.
* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': There's an episode that partially spoofs ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', complete with overly artistic Jamed Bond-esque opening credits.
* Expect these to show up in [[Main/TekkoukiMikazuki just]] [[Series/{{Garo}} about]] [[Main/ShougekiGouraigan anything]] made by Keita Amemiya after the year 2000.
* The opening for ''Series/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' definitely qualifies. Everything is moving phosphorus green or highlighter pink shapes on a black background.

* Especially from the second half of the 1960s on, many album covers by rock bands and artists have become more artsy, especially by psychedelic and progressive rock bands. Art photographers, painters and designers were hired to provide beautifully crafted covers that had stunning visuals, lots of SceneryPorn and sometimes even extra details and secret messages for the fans.
* Music/{{Coldplay}}'s cover for ''Music/ARushOfBloodToTheHead'' looks very simple, but the photo was taken using a 3-D scanning machine and overlayed with various enhancements by the artist.
* Music/LizPhair's inside artwork for ''Music/ExileInGuyville'' was influenced by Lopez Tejera's 1952 album ''The Joys and Sorrows of Andalusia''. It even features polaroid shots of Liz and the management team, along with various other people.
* Music/TheBeatles:
** ''Music/WithTheBeatles'': The album cover by Robert Freeman shows the band members as four [[FloatingHeadSyndrome floating heads]] against a black background. It's simple, but so striking that countless bands have tried to imitate and parody it.
** ''Music/{{Revolver}}'': a collage of various pictures mingled together with hand drawn portraits. The designer was Klaus Voormann, who would also create the collage posters on the cover of ''Music/TheBeatlesAnthology''.
** ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', designed by Michael Cooper: a large collage of celebrity and more obscure photo cut-outs and wax statues together in an iconic background.
* Creator/{{Hipgnosis}} and Storm Thorgerson were among the most famous AlbumCoverDesigners and are best known for their covers for Music/PinkFloyd. They made the psychedelic universe cover of ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'', the DrosteImage on ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'', the rainbow prisma of ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', the businessmen shaking hands with a ManOnFire on ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', the countless beds on the beach on ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' and the ambiguous faces on the cover of ''Music/TheDivisionBell''.
* The Designers Republic is known for incorporating ironic anti- and pro-corporate aesthetics into its art style, along with minimalist logos, symbols, and hidden text, a style that became widely copied during the 1990s and 2000s. The studio has done work for artists like Music/PopWillEatItself, Music/AphexTwin, and Music/{{Autechre}} on multiple occasions.
* Music/KingCrimson's first album covers. Particularly noteworthy is their third album ''Lizard'', whose cover was designed by Gini Barris. The name of the band is written in elaborate medieval lettering, and each letter incorporates depictions of scenes described in each song. The band has since stuck with simpler or outright minimalist album covers since.
* The album cover of ''Music/DiamondDogs'' by Music/DavidBowie was designed by famous Belgian pop art painter Guy Peellaert and shows Bowie and two other people as man-dog hybrids. Peellaert also did the cover of ''Music/ItsOnlyRockNRoll'' by Music/TheRollingStones.
* Music/CaptainBeefheart painted several of his album covers himself, always in abstract, but very striking art: ''Music/ShinyBeast'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''.
* Creator/AntonCorbijn has designed the album covers of Music/CaptainBeefheart's ''Music/IceCreamForCrow'', Music/{{REM}}'s ''Music/AutomaticForThePeople'', Music/{{U2}}'s ''Music/TheJoshuaTree'' and ''Music/AchtungBaby''.
* Creator/AndyWarhol was another world famous [[AlbumCoverDesigners album cover designer]], responsible for the iconic yellow banana on the cover of ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico'' By Music/VelvetUnderground that could literally be ''peeled'' and the crotch shot on ''Music/StickyFingers'' by Music/TheRollingStones with a real-life zipper.
* The album cover of ''Music/AppetiteForDestruction'' by Music/GunsNRoses was first a painting by Robert Williams where a robot has just raped a girl. It was deemed too controversial and replaced by a shot of the band members as skeletons, painted by Billy White Jr.
* Music/DanielJohnston designs the covers of all his albums, including ''Music/YipJumpMusic'' and ''Music/HiHowAreYou''.
* Derek Riggs made a iconic painting of Music/IronMaiden's mascot Eddie the Head defeating the devil on the cover of ''Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast''.
* Mark Ryden's design of ''Music/{{Dangerous}}'' by Music/MichaelJackson had a lot of surreal imagery and references to "The King of Pop" himself.
* Peter Saville's design of ''Music/UnknownPleasures'' is based on an image of radio waves from pulsar CP 1919.
* The album cover of ''Music/TheManMachine'' by Music/{{Kraftwerk}} was designed by group member Ralf Hütter himself and shows the band members in a pose and typography that resembles a Soviet propaganda poster. The album covers of ''Music/{{Autobahn}}'' (a POV shot from a car driving over the highway) and ''Music/ComputerWorld'' (the band on a computer screen) are also notable for their graphics.
* The album cover of ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld'' by Music/{{Queen}} is based on a painting by Frank Kelly Freas, an artist best known for painting scenes of science fiction stories. The image showed a giant intelligent robot holding a human corpse. The members of Queen asked Freas if he could paint the exact same image, only with them in place of the corpse.
* Music/FrankZappa's albums also often had detail grabbing covers or covers with a visually striking image: ''Music/FreakOut'', ''Music/HotRats'' (a photograph in psychedelic and bright colors), ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney'' (Cal Schenkel's famous SgtPeppersShoutOut parody), ''Music/CruisinWithRubenAndTheJets'', ''Music/JustAnotherBandFromLA.'', ''Music/TheGrandWazoo'', ''Music/WakaJawaka'', ''Ahead Of Their Time'' (Cal Schenkel's naïve cartoonish drawing style), ''Music/UncleMeat'' and ''Music/BurntWeenySandwich'', ''Tinseltown Rebellion'' (collage covers), ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'' (Neon Park's design of man shaving himself with a weasel), ''Music/TwoHundredMotels'', ''Music/OverNiteSensation'', ''Music/OneSizeFitsAll'' (covers full with details), ''Music/StudioTan'', ''Music/SleepDirt'', ''Music/OrchestralFavorites'' (Gary Panter's designs).
* The album cover of ''Music/{{Abraxas}}'' by Music/{{Santana}}, which is a 1961 painting by Mati Klarwein.
* Music/KurtCobain designed the album cover of ''Music/{{Incesticide}}'' and the back cover of ''Music/InUtero'' himself.
* Music/BobDylan also painted the portraits on the album covers of ''Music/SelfPortrait'' and ''Music/PlanetWaves'' themselves.
* The album cover of ''Music/LicensedToIll'' by Music/BeastieBoys was designed by World B. Omes (pseudonym of David Gambale) and features a Boeing 727, with the band name on the tail, crashing head-on into a mountain side.
* ''Music/PocketRevolution'' (2005) by Belgian band Music/{{dEUS}} features a CoolStarShip on the cover, designed by Don Lawrence, author of the comic strip ''[[ComicBook/StormDonLawrence Storm]]''.
* The iconic shot of Music/PattiSmith striking a pose, with her CoatOverTheShoulder on ''Music/{{Horses}}'', was shot by famed photographer Creator/RobertMapplethorpe.
* The album cover of ''Music/SongsAboutFucking'' by Music/BigBlack is done InTheStyleOf {{Manga}} art.
* The cover of ''Music/TheLowEndTheory'' by Music/ATribeCalledQuest shows a stylized black woman painted green and red.
* The black-and-white stylized portrait of Music/LouReed on the cover of ''Music/{{Transformer}}'', designed by Mick Rock and Klaus Voormann.
* The colorful album cover of ''Music/{{Virus}}'' by Music/DoeMaar features four shots of a female model.
* The album cover of ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'' by Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer is literally a group of paintings in a museum.
* Music/LedZeppelin's first four albums are also very striking designs. ''[[Music/LedZeppelin1969 Led Zeppelin I]]'' features a shot of the Hindenburg disaster, ''Music/LedZeppelinII'' is a collage of the band, based on a picture of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, ''Music/LedZeppelinIII'' is another collage cover and ''Music/LedZeppelinIV'' features a 19th century rustic painthing of an old man. ''Music/HousesOfTheHoly'' was designed by Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}.
* Music/TheGratefulDead were known for their psychedelic album covers, full with colorful and trippy abstract images, such as ''Music/AnthemOfTheSun'' and ''Music/AmericanBeauty''.
* ''Music/{{Oxygene}}'' by Music/JeanMichelJarre: The album cover is a painting by Michel Granger, depicting the Earth as a skull, for which Jarre received official permission to use it.
* The album cover of ''Music/{{Dookie}}'' is a very detailed drawing full with little humoristic scenes going on.
* Another way of using a design students' orgasm on your album cover is by literally using an actual iconic painting or statue. Since many of the artists have been dead for centuries you have the advantage of not having to pay any copyright.
** ''AudioPlay/AnotherMontyPythonRecord'' uses "The Census At Bethlehem" by Creator/PieterBruegelTheElder on its cover.
** ''Deep Purple'', the third album by Music/DeepPurple uses a black-and-white image of the "Hell" panel of Creator/HieronymusBosch's ''The Garden Of Earthly Delights'' on its cover. Music/DeadCanDance uses a small image from the second panel of the same painting on the cover of their album ''Aio''. The cover of Music/JohnZorn's "Chimeras" (2003) is a detail of the Creator/HieronymusBosch painting "The Last Judgment", a tryptich where only a fragment has survived.
** Music/JohnZorn's album "On the Torment of Saints, the Casting of Spells and the Evocation of Spirits" (2013) uses Creator/SalvadorDali's painting "The Temptation of St. Anthony" on the cover.
** Music/JohnZorn's "Magick" (2004) has a drawing from Creator/GustaveDore on the cover.
%%* Many, many, ''[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible many]]'' music videos fall under this trope, but the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} is by far TLC's "No Scrubs," based in a futuristic spaceship/something and has absolutely nothing to do with broke suitors.
* Most of Roger Dean's album covers for Music/{{Yes}} were depictions of lush psychedelic landscapes. ''[[http://mossyskull.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/tales_from_topographic_oceans.jpg Tales From Topographic Oceans,]]'' ''[[http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110514084056/rockband/images/4/48/Fragile.jpg Fragile]]'', and particularly ''[[http://wallpoper.com/images/00/29/88/40/music-snakes_00298840.jpg Relayer]]'' are probably most representative of this style. Also his album covers for {{Music/Asia}}. (The covers for ''Aqua'', ''Arena'', and ''Archiva'' were done by Rodney Matthews.)
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky7Tq8laJo8 The beautifully done flying elephants]] which became a group logo for Osibisa - a TakeThat at slightly racist record company execs who snootily considered African music could never, ever, take off in the major markets of the West and any investment in a band based on African rhythm was a complete waste of money.
%%* Capsule's music video for their song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nUbhbEp65s "JUMPER"]], consists largely of this.
%%* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ITLTAyrP10 Mariposas]] by the Argentine band ''Enanitos Verdes''.
%%* Music/GirlsGeneration's video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSQwCK_8VSM Visual Dreams]].
%%* Gnarls Barkley's video for "Crazy".
%%* The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Iron_Maiden-Dance_of_Death.jpg cover]] for Music/IronMaiden's ''Dance of Death''
%%* Both versions of Mika's "Relax (Take It Easy)" feature this style, as does the cover art of his CD.
%%** Pretty much everything Mika does visually falls under this trope.
* The cover of Music/{{Maroon 5}}'s album ''Music/{{Overexposed}}'' [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/Maroon_5_-_Overexposed.png/220px-Maroon_5_-_Overexposed.png fits this trope to a tee.]]
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZwhzf8NC4o&feature=fvwrel music video]] (2009 version) of ''99 Luftballons'' by Nena.
%%** Also, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CT2FZTThbE Du Bist So Gut Für Mich]]''
%%* The album cover of Music/PinkFloyd's ''Relics'' compilation is almost literally this, as the artist (drummer Nick Mason) studied architecture in university.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzC4hFK5P3g PONPONPON]] counts as this.
* Everything Music/StudioKillers does. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGjHsLnUO1U The music video]] for "Eros and Apollo" in particular, ranging from 2D art to 3D [=CGI=] and adding pixel art to the mix.
%%* The New Pornographers' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO_VONrCJQE Myriad Harbor]].
%%* The music video for Music/{{U2}}'s I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_qOzAmSv4I This]] version of the [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Wanderlast]].
%%* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zedd_Clarity.jpg cover]] for Zedd's album ''Clarity''.
* A number of covers for charity albums by the Creator/RedHotOrganization fit this trope, but the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} has to be [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Various_-_Red_Hot_%2B_Latin.jpg the rather creepy cover art for]] ''Silencio = Muerte: Red Hot + Latin''.
* Music/LittleXsForEyes's music video for their single [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr0kOrzTYHU "Love Gets Lost"]] had the director recording several performances of the song by the band on a green screen and mixing the footage with a large variety of shapes and colors.

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%%* The ''Wii Music'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_Music box art]].
%%* The opening to ''Music/TheBeatles: VideoGame/RockBand'' has a bit of this.
%%* The recent update to the Xbox 360's hardware and Xbox Live has a welcome video which is essentially this modeled around the Xbox logo.
%%* The design philosophy behind ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' level design. Unlike most examples, it works surprisingly well, mostly by being a rare aversion of RealIsBrown and because you're running too fast to see the the details, anyway.
%%** Arguably a Deconstruction of the style, since the game takes place in a fascist police state. TakeThat, advertising industry.
%%* Much of Creator/YoshitakaAmano's concept art for ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.
%%* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'': Almost all of Travis Touchdown's shirts are like that.
%%* If ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'''s opening doesn't count, ''nothing does.''
%%** [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} Most]] [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} modern]] Persona games [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} and their remakes]] follow this with their openings. (''Especially Persona 1'' and ''Persona 3 Portable''.) The animators of the ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona2}} Innocent Sin]]'' Remake just took this trope UpToEleven right [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D07mro7NOkA here]].
%%** ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 FES]]'' averts this with a "cool stuff montage" (with a hint of SpoilerOpening when it shows scenes from "The Answer").
%%* Eufloria is essentially this in game format.
* ''[=PixelJunk=] Eden'' uses this almost exclusively, with copious amounts of wiggly, spiraling lines on an abstract patchwork background.
%%* ''VideoGame/DeBlob'' was literally made by art school students. Heck, the entire point of the game is to turn the city back into this.
* A lot of the gameplay in ''VideoGame/{{Audiosurf}}'' ends up looking like this, especially with the background color set to white, due to the graphics generation engine throwing [[EverythingDances dancing towers]] and colorful explosions around.
%%* Even {{eroge}} are feeling the effect of this trope. Just compare the opening videos for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDNKRm6ZFJQ the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrttnHOJAoM first]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oldGuGKkppw three]] ''[[{{Jiburiru}} Makai Tenshi Djibril]]'' games with those for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co6Jw994xKo fourth]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGMzXiZgs_g&feature=related fifth]] games (All videos NSFW).
%%* ''VideoGame/ElShaddaiAscensionOfTheMetatron'' does this in the most stunning way possible. ''Definitely'' overlaps with VisualEffectsOfAwesome.
%%* VideoGame/SonicGenerations does this in the level title cards and in some of the print ads. The logo has a less blatant version of this effect.
%%* VideoGame/DJHero and it's sequel incorporate this, more specifically the intro/title and loading screens.
* Any installments of ''VideoGame/{{Wipeout}}'' (1, 2097/XL, 3) that has designs by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Designers_Republic The Designers Republic/tDR]] is this trope, with flashy and catchy colors, amazingly [[MinimalisticCoverArt minimalistic]] details, and eye-candy futuristic aesthetics that are [[http://kotaku.com/5870340/why-a-1995-playstation-game-still-looks-like-it-came-from-the-future/ timeless and still looks futuristic, even for today]].
** Wipeout's SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/FormulaFusion'' has this trope with all the futuristic SceneryPorn and of course, stylish visual designs and aesthetics by tDR.
** The cover artwork of ''VideoGame/{{Hardwar}}'' is this, which is also designed by them.

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%%* ''Webcomic/SarahZero'' is a design student's orgasm in comic form. Seriously, the author/artist appears to be a graphic design student with some skill (and a very low criticism threshold).
%%* Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName. And ''how.''
%%* Some scenes from ''Webcomic/FreakAngels'' seem to border this trope.
%%* Some entries of ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'' are this, especially the posters in the [[http://store.xkcd.com/ store]].

%%* Found in a subtle form in [[http://www.bravogarden.co.nr/ this animation]].
%%** Also seen in the title menu of [[http://www.crobasoft.com/index.php?site=bravogarden the original game]].
* An JustForFun/{{egregious}} offender is a particular trend in men's designer t-shirts, to cram as much random stuff on a square yard of fabric as possible. On one particularly offending sample: a skull with a rose between its teeth, five ravens, a statue of Justice, the innards of a cassette tape, a Shinto shrine, some more roses, a wreath of thorns, and what looks like a map of the coast of Norway. This is all on the same shirt.
%%** A shirt offered by [[http://www.splitreason.com/product/432 SplitReason]]. Some designer for the site seems to like this one a lot, considering that a few examples of its merchandise fall under this trope.
* There is a ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' shirt with a similar baroque-inspired take on this style, involving many vaguely organic shapes centered around a Gibson SG controller, with cherubs facing opposite directions holding Kramer Striker controllers.
%%* Relatedly, stores that cater to hipsterish fashions or to teenagers often use this style in both ads and clothing. Examples include Urban Outfitters, Delia* s, Jimmyz, American Apparel, and Lucky Jeans.
%%* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baroque Baroque art]]. That is all. and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rococo Rococo]], which is like baroque art on drugs.
%%** OlderThanTheyThink; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insular_art Insular (Hiberno-Saxon) art]] makes Baroque look minimalistic.
%%** And quite a lot of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Nouveau Art Nouveau.]]
%%*** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonse_Mucha Alphonse Mucha]] especially. There's a reason his work became a touchstone for psychedelic artists...
%%* And most of all, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximalism maximalist]] plastic art, which is ''all about'' excess and complexity and encompasses many of the examples shown on this page.
* Design students' orgasms aren't only limited to Western art, either; there are Islamic styles ''very'' prone to them such as 15th- and 16th-century Persian architecture. Almost every available surface was decorated with painted tile. Then there's Ottoman Turkish buildings, which don't look like this until you go ''inside'' them.
%%* Most of the ''Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008'' advertising was like this. [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/liverpool%2008%20poster/timbolton/Blog/liverpool08_transition.jpg One of them]].
%%* Everything made by Apple and Microsoft these days. [[AsceticAesthetic Except when]] [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture it's not]].
%%** The [[http://reformedmusings.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/win7rc-login.jpg Windows 7 login screen]] is a fairly classic example, with white and green flowery swirly-ness on Windows blue. However, as not everyone's login screen may be configured the same way.
%%* The [[http://www.unilever.co.uk/ourcompany/aboutunilever/introducing_unilever/ourlogo/ Unilever logo]]. Just try to identify and understand all the figures.
%%** Justified. It's an umbrella corporation for loads of smaller companies/products, the filler in the U represent their products.
%%** [[http://www.unilever.com/aboutus/introductiontounilever/ourlogo/ A]] detailed [[http://www.unilever.com/aboutus/introductiontounilever/ourlogo/ouricons/index.aspx explanation]].
%%** The detail is sufficiently complex and with enough interpretation within the individual images that it formed one of the visual interpretation questions in the 2011 QCS examination.
%%* Japanese artist [[http://marumiyan.com/ Marumiyan]]
%%* Creator/EmmaWatson's old [[http://www.emmawatsonofficial.com/ official website]], the redesigned one looks a lot more iPod-y.
%%* The [[http://www.london2012.com/ 2012 Summer Olympics in London logo]] has been arguably criticized for this, which included a range of epilepsy incidents as a result of an animated promo for it.
%%** That's understandable -- the animation on the website seems to "glitch" into several sets of headache-inducing color combinations.
%%** The offending logo has been used by some British universities in their graphic design courses as an example of what ''not'' to do.
%%* [[http://lovelypackage.com/one-village-coffee/ This]] package of coffee.
%%* Many of the designs on [[http://www.csszengarden.com/ CSS Zen Garden]].
%%* [[http://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/persona/27056 This Firefox Persona.]]
%%* [[http://www.citycenter.com [=CityCenter=] Las Vegas]].
* [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/benheine/4770218308/in/set-72157623723956821/ Pencil Vs Camera]] by [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/benheine/ Ben Heine.]] A photo background framing a drawing of random stuff[[note]]jetplane, smurf riding a horse, barcode, superhero, butterflies, letters...[[/note]] 'exploding' out of the camera.
%%* Designer Eric Klarenbeek's [[http://www.ericklarenbeek.com/home.html home page]]. Some sort of puzzle?
%%* Children's programming isn't immune, Nick Jr.'s between-show bumps and advertisements being a prime example of this.
%%* [[http://gamesetwatch.com/110811-dk-0.jpg The evolutionary biology of Hyrule.]] by jude buffum. An evolutionary tree with 200 different monsters.
%%* The blog [[http://skeu.it skeu.it]] makes fun of a lot of these.
%%* [[http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/60344_432460984070_7600914_n.jpg Spanish]] [[http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/63011_432460589070_5781025_n.jpg Style]] of [[PimpedOutCar automobile tuning]]. A sort of European Dekotora, or a RiceBurner [[UpToEleven on steroids]]. The opposite, German Style, is quite the AsceticAesthetic.
* All the works by the aforementioned [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Designers_Republic The Designers Republic/tDR]] from [[OopNorth Sheffield]] are these. [[http://www.noiseheatpower.com/images/brain_aided_dancing/1000_years_crop.JPG Their]] [[http://www.noiseheatpower.com/images/brain_aided_dancing/1000_years_1.JPG early]] [[http://www.noiseheatpower.com/images/brain_aided_dancing/kiss_crop.JPG works]] incorporates Russian Constructivism themes with Colorful inputs, rebellious themes, and awesome typography which boosted their popularity, while [[http://images.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/154262890/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/dr-sissy-emigre.jpg Their]] [[http://images.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/154218235/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/think_remote.jpg 90's]] [[http://cdn.discogs.com/navYi_Ds3ZL5J94h3WKQ5_esU7s=/fit-in/600x298/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-3623-1360182709-6823.jpeg.jpg works]] are mostly {{Animesque}} (though they are one of the [[TropeCodifier early adopters]] of such style), but has flavors (catchy color palettes) and details (cute icons, shapes, and intentional GratuitousJapanese) that popularized such style. [[http://images.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/154262962/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/hathersage-2097-2.jpg Later]] [[http://images.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/154262962/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/hathersage-2097-2.jpg works]] features [[Main/MinimalisticCoverArt minimalism]] and unique fonts that was regarded as the defining visual aesthetics of ElectronicMusic. Their works are highly regarded, to the point the studio became the [[Main/FollowTheLeader most copied design studio]] [[UpToEleven ever existed]]. They are one of the only Graphic design studios who has a large following/dedicated fandom. They are currently dead,[[note]]though quickly revived as a smaller firm, and has found success in 2014 through their work in Music/AphexTwin's 2014 Album ''Syro''[[/note]] but their legacy and impact in the graphic design industry is huge.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/affiche2014b_9526.png The 2014 Football World Cup official poster]] provides a perfect example: vectorized graphics with a net outline made of a myriad of bright blue, orange, yellow, orange and green little Brazilian motives, all on a white background, which has Brazil's map shape. A textbook (and beautiful) example.