Sunday, December 13, 2015

RETROFUTURE

retrofuture predictions
Past predictions of the future are called RETROFUTURE. 
They commonly showed a bright wonderful tomorrow,
and always in the style of the illustrator's times.
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1638 flying machine
a 1638 vision of the coming age of flight
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1883 home telephonoscope
Three drawings and predictions by Albert Robida 1883:
 in the future every home will have a private cinema
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
Albert Robida 1883 La Vie Electrique
1883
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1883 home telephonoscope
1883: the telephonoscope
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1907 retrofuture city transit
1907 future public transit
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1914 Life Magazine's predictions for 1950
Life Magazine's 1914 prediction of how 1950 will look.
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
The Toastalator by Brooks Stevens 1930s
A 1930s toaster design by Brooks Stevens called the "Toastalator"
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1944 retrofuture lawn mower, an illustration
a 1944 future lawn mower     image originally found HERE
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
a 1945 retrofuture sidewalk color illustration 1945 plastics would likely yellow and crack in the sun, smelling strongly of chemicals.
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1953 predicts 1973
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
Dan Decarlo Jetta comic book
Dan Decarlo
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1950s retrofuture transit
Those 1950s people in that blue car are screaming.  The two men
and their wives sound like four women.  They are drowned out by
THE PASSING THUNDER!!!
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
          
1956 retrofuture fishery factory
1956 predicts 1958
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1958 retrofuture classroom
1958: future classrooms will use networked computers
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
Tomorrows pens in 1959
 1959 Parker Pen experiment
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1960s retrofuture supermarket photo
a future supermarket
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1964 retrofuture home interior
1964 predicts that the future will be unchanged except for modular tubing
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1968 modern red home
1968
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
retrofuture bathroom photograph
 1960s shag carpeting would be wet and dirty . . . unless you're into that
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
Uhura's purple Enterprise quarters 1967
Lieutenant Uhura's quarters from 1960s Star Trek
       
           
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