Archive for the Retro Art Category

Cargo Services of the Future

Posted in Retro Art on October 9, 2009 by Aaron

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from plan59.com

Note the styling of these vehicles.  It’s interesting how our vision of the future rests heavily on contemporary design aesthetic.  A great example of this is the NCC Enterprise, check out a comparison over at bin.false.org.  Just as these vehicles no doubt looked futuristic to people of the 1950s or 60s and look quaint to us, no doubt our visions of the future such as Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica will seem naive 50 or 100 years or more hence.

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I should post some comment…

Posted in Retro Art on August 29, 2009 by Aaron

..on these Retro Art pics I throw up on occasion.

A pet hate of mine are these brainless blogs that just collect interesting shit.  We all know at least a few.  All they do is ingest tasty morsels from around the Internet and regurgitate convenient snack-sized portions for us to nibble on at our convenience, providing no new flavors nor any original recipes for us to savor.

That said, guess I should at least be providing my own comment or take on these cool retro images I cream from other peoples efforts.  So rather than just regurgitate and regard the contents of my stomach proudly, I will from now on endeavor to at least finger-paint something interesting into it…

..next time.

The Future of Electrickery in 1959

Posted in Retro Art on August 29, 2009 by Aaron

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Electrickery is wonderful stuff. A magazine ad from 1959.
Found on the Domestic Futures page at Imaging the Future.

Solar Power is Fun & Friendly

Posted in Retro Art on August 4, 2009 by Aaron

solarhomeIdyllic living with solar power as imagined in the 50s

Spaceport

Posted in Retro Art on July 20, 2009 by Aaron

styling_spaceport_00I’ll try to find a bit of period art to post from time to time.
From Plan59.com