Coffinwood is an aesthetic term coined in late 2020 by a Tumblr user named Roy The Drifter and was meant to be a direct response against the Cottagecore mindset and against the dominant and popular aesthetics of the younger Millennial and Generation Z generations, despite coming from a Late Millennial himself.
Coffinwood has a rural and rustic feel to it, but it is a lot darker and is more masculine and melancholic in its character. There is a sense of nostalgia and a reverence for the past and for Americana and older pop culture as well as an active rejection of more modern views typical of the Millennials and Generation Z.
However, that nostalgic reverence is also melancholic and is often paired with sentiments of paranoia and fear as well as the feeling that the world has gone insane and society is on the brink, with the only hope being to preserve and revere the past and to "clock out" of the mainstream society and live in the countryside.
In a private chat on Discord, Roy The Drifter mentioned he was a Female-To-Male transgender man in his late 20's who created the aesthetic as a direct response to how he felt that he did not fit in with either mainstream society or the subcultures of his own generation and how he actively disliked the mainstream culture and mentality of his generation
He wanted to combine his love of old Americana with his love of horror fiction, Halloween, the occult, his love of anime, and the supernatural as well as with his rural upbringing in a dark aesthetic to express his feelings
- Lonesome roads
- Old Buildings
- Haunted places
- Motorcycles, Classic Cars,
- The Wild West
- Baby Boomer and Generation X culture
- Empty countryside
- Moonlight, Fog,
- Leather Jackets
- Classic Anime and Video Games