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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.

History[]

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.

Visuals[]

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.

Media[]

Television/Film[]

  • 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)

Anime[]

  • "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)

Music[]

  • "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

Toys[]

  • Papo
  • Schleich
  • Miniature Toy Brands

Gallery (miscellaneous)[]

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