Right before I started diving into work on The Drowned Giant, I was asked by Pop Squad's CG Supervisor, Sergej Eichmann to help design some of the screen graphics featured in Pop Squad. The whole visual reference of the short was Art Deco, which I thought was a brilliant idea from Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson. In the story the characters live forever, and have been alive for hundreds of years, with this secret to immortality having been found at a time when Art Deco was the predominant art and architecture style. You love the music you love, and if you end up living 200 years, you'd still love that music. That's why your grandparent's house still looked like it was from the 60's ( at least mine did! ) 30 years later.
It was a lot of fun mix retro design display technology, but add Art Deco line work and patterns, I felt like that wasn't something I'd seen before and It was a blast to create.