Tuesday, March 17, 2009

That Was the Future That Was

Many lovely rarely seen drawings and paintings of retro future worlds here. These aren't the usual crop of images from pulps and movie posters that you've seen like a zillion times before, you jaded Web peeper you!

Big hat tip to Ralf Zeigermann!

For MORE retro future, here's a link to the Reader's Digest NEW Reading Skills Reader from 1966 with spectacular "that was the future that was" kinda art.

Above: detail from the Reader's Digest NEW Reading Skills Reader.

I am selling the Reader's Digest NEW Reading Skills Reader on eBay this week.

And while we're on the topic, don't forget that Brian Fies' new graphic novel WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW? is coming out this spring from Abrams!


Nick Fechter said...

I love all these illustrations. If you think about it, it is kinda silly to think back in the 60's and 50's that we could have something like flying cars in only fifty or forty years.

Brian Fies said...

Thanks for the mention, Mike. I've seen that Reader's Digest piece elsewhere, and it's pretty darn cool.

Blake_Parker said...

Oh look, it's the world I always visit in my dreams. I love things that are exactly like this. Thanks fo the link.