After Hours is an aesthetic inspired by the feelings of seeing a familiar or usually populated setting empty.

After Hours isn't defined in terms of media, but instead the feelings that can emit from being at these places in person. Places that can come under this aesthetic are not limited to physical places; places online such as abandoned blogs, empty game servers and inactive websites can ilicit similar feelings.

The most important aspect of After Hours is tranquility. This is the biggest difference between After Hours and the adjacent aesthetic, Liminal Space, which is intentionally designed to be unsettling.

Music

As an aesthetic based heavily in ambient, ambient-based and adjacent music genres can be seen as complimentary to this aesthetic.

  • Ambient
  • Chillhop
  • Chillwave
  • City Pop
  • Lo-Fi
  • Vaporwave

Gallery

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