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Isocore is an internet aesthetic born from the union of low-quality bug photography and whimsical text or doodles.

The name "Isocore" finds its roots in the fusion of "iso-" from isopod (a type of crustacean) and "core," emphasizing the core elements of this unique aesthetic.


Emerging from online communities fascinated by macro photography and quirky illustrations, Isocore has carved its niche by embracing the imperfections and pixelated charm of low-quality images. This aesthetic redefines beauty by focusing on the tiny, often disregarded creatures that inhabit our world.

The history of Isocore is marked by a grassroots movement, with enthusiasts sharing their snapshots of bugs in various online platforms. The aesthetic gained momentum as artists experimented with adding playful text or doodles to their images, creating a distinctive visual language that combines the rawness of amateur photography with a touch of whimsy.


Visually, Isocore compositions are characterized by intentionally low-resolution bug photos, showcasing the details often overlooked in high-quality imagery. These images are then complemented by handwritten or doodled elements—quirky annotations, imaginative speech bubbles, or creative embellishments. The result is a charming and approachable aesthetic that invites viewers to appreciate the small wonders of the insect and arthropod kingdom.



  • Adventure Time" (2010–2018)
  • "Bee and PuppyCat" (2013–2014)
  • "The Mighty Boosh" (2004–2007)
  • "Planet Earth" (2006)
  • "The Magic School Bus" (1994–1997)
  • "Gravity Falls" (2012–2016)


  • "My Neighbor Totoro" (1988)
  • "Kino's Journey" (2003)
  • "Natsume's Book of Friends" (Natsume Yuujinchou) (2008–2017)
  • "Mushishi" (2005–2014)

Video Games[]

  • "Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling" (2019)
  • "Hollow Knight" (2017)
  • "Stardew Valley" (2016)
  • "Ooblets" (2020)
  • "Slime Rancher" (2017)
  • "Spiritfarer" (2020)


  • "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes
  • "Holocene" by Bon Iver
  • "Obstacles" by Syd Matters (Life is Strange OST)
  • "Clair de Lune" by Debussy
  • "Garden" by Sobs
  • "Island Song" by Adventure Time (Ending Theme)
  • "From Finner" by Of Monsters and Men


  • Papo
  • Schleich
  • Miniature Toy Brands

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