Category: retrofuture

Robotic sheep-shearing, as seen in “Robotics” by Tony Potter and Ivor Guild, published by Usborne, 1983.

A Soviet spaceport on the Moon, painted by Andrei Sokolov (1931-2007). Locals mostly live underground, but many work on the surface under domes fortified with anti-meteor armor.

Space Age covers for Soviet science magazine Tekhnika Molodezhi, 1966.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 1979. Matte painting by Matthew Yuricich.

Welcome to the future, circa 1990: “Upon entering the highway, the driver inserts a card on which his trip is registered by punched holes. From that moment on, the highway computer takes over.” Concept art by Syd Mead for U.S. Steel, 1969.

“Playboys’s Ultimate Electronic Pad.” Illustration by Paul Alexander for the Playboy Guide to Electronic Entertainment, fall 1980.

Sports and leisure in the year 2000, illustrated by Jean-Marc Côté.

(Gallica BNF)

The world of tomorrow, circa 2024, on display in GM’s Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, 1964.

Italian poster for H.G. Wells’ Things to Come, 1953 re-release.

Gas stations in space.