Every once in a while I come across something new on Pinterest and a whole night is gone in seconds. This happened to me again a few weeks ago, when I came across a board called ‘Pastel Goth’ and clicked on it. ‘Pastel Goth’ tuned out to be a whole movement, and could be summarized as a combination of three things:
- old-fashioned, maybe even cliché, gothic (lots of black, occult symbolism, bats, the night and the macabre romantic)
- the galaxy trend (galaxy print, stars, rainbows, unicorns and pastel colors)
- a tiny touch of kawaii (the Japanese word for cute: think of big eyed creatures and a hint of Lolita style)
Many of the boards I visited featured the work of Italian illustrator lOll3, and I immediately crushed on her creepy cute work. lOll3’s work is sweet and cute, but has a creepy touch by featuring witches, symbolism and a decent amount of goth. Enjoy!
Last but not least for my fellow Tim Burton fans: how awesome is this Beetlejuice series?
Have you heard of ‘Pastel Goth’ before? If you’re in for more, here are some of my favorite ‘Pastel Goth’ Pinterest boards as a bonus:
Thank you for reading! What do you think of lOll3’s work?