Aesthetics Wiki
This page needs work. Please help us by expanding it. If you aren't sure how to help, check the article guide Format and Content
Reason: Research needed confirming influences.
This page is awaiting validation.
This page has not yet been validated according to page creation guidelines. If you would not want any of your edits wasted, please wait for an update.

LusoCyber 2K (or simply LusoCyber) is an aesthetic characterized by CGI objects with shiny textures and "metallic" colors, popularized in TV programs and internet during the mid-to-late 1990s and early-to-mid-2000s. The aesthetic is named after lusophone people who consume the aeshetic (Portuguese language speakers, specifically Brazilians and Angolans) and cyber imagery such as robotics and technology/digital tools.

The difference between Y2K Futurism and the aesthetic is the way the textures are used. In Y2K Futurism, textures are very shiny, while LusoCyber is more focused on other colors and use more gradients and shadows. In LusoCyber, textures for CGI models dont't need the color white, so images containing the aesthetic tend to lean more towards darker tones, often using grey in place of lighter tones at most.


In 1996, Bruno Castro released the Kuduro/Techno album "No Fear", along with the song of the same name. Originally, the aesthetic was associated with fast electronic music making use of bass insteruments as well as being composed at aproximately 140 BPM. However, the aesthetic managed to escape Angola into the internet, with BonziBuddy being the first program/website to adopt the aesthetic in 1999, using purple tones in the design and CGI models, along with CyberBuddy in 2000-2001 and the Brazilian TV program Telecurso 2000 in 2006. However, the aesthetic died off in popularity due to Y2K's transition into the Frutiger Aero era.


  • CGI models
  • "Metallic" colors and tones
  • Shiny textures
  • Lots of gradients