Greatest time to be alive or not?
Case in point the think different motif of apple on the 80s much like the colours of Benneton while the colours were prominent they were deliberately and direct. Now apples ads (and the rest of the industry followed suit) all have this monosyllabic theme of white or black or singular colour but at the same time it has a much more profound impact it feels like you're being punched in the gut with their pitch.
I would argue the most outlandish thing in the 80s when you went downtown was the bright neon colours of Sam the record man and now all the store fronts have all the same offensive blaring gaze every where you go. Its a visual pollution on the umpteenth degree.
Listen to this song by Bob James and even the cover art is so playful and subtle.
He also wrote the theme to taxi the tv show.