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Old January 1st, 2017, 07:14 AM   #1
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Retro Futurism Cities

Here is a place where you can put future city concepts that people in the past imagined.









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Old January 1st, 2017, 03:25 PM   #2
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It is always funny and interesting to see what people thought the future would look like back in the past.

I am guessing that images were from the 1970's or so.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 03:37 PM   #3
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I love retrofuturism.



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Old January 1st, 2017, 07:41 PM   #4
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Here is what people in 1988 thought what Los Angeles in 2013 would look like:




The whole report here:

http://documents.latimes.com/la-2013/
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Old January 1st, 2017, 09:18 PM   #5
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It is always funny and interesting to see what people thought the future would look like back in the past.

I am guessing that images were from the 1970's or so.
Some architecture in Dubai or China already look like the one that is drawn.So I would imagine that the future even too far off for Dubai although I think reality is less gimicky than the one that is drawn
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Old January 1st, 2017, 09:45 PM   #6
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Hyperloop?



Source: http://www.topdesignmag.com/examples...illustrations/

Cars are pretty much part of the cityscapes. Citroën - concept car, from the 80's.






Source: http://www.citroenet.org.uk/prototypes/karin/karin.html
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Not that bad actually:
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 10:36 PM   #8
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Antonio Sant'Elia (30 April 1888 – 10 October 1916) was an Italian architect and a key member of the Futurist movement in architecture. He left behind almost no completed works of architecture and is primarily remembered for his bold sketches and influence on modern architecture.
His page on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Sant'Elia

Centrale elettrica | Power station | 1914


Centrale elettrica Sant'Elia [Public domain], by Antonio Sant'Elia (1888–1916) **
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Casa | House with external elevators | 1914


Casa Sant'Elia [Public domain], by Antonio Sant'Elia (1888–1916) **
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Casa a gradinata con ascensori dai quattro piani stradali | 1914


Casa a gradinata con ascensori dai quattro piani stradali 1914- Sant'Elia [Public domain], by Antonio Sant'Elia (1888–1916) **
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Stazione d'aeroplani e treni con funicolari e ascensori su tre piani stradali |
Air and train station with funicular cableways on three road levels | 1914



Stazione Sant'Elia [Public domain], by Antonio Sant'Elia (1888–1916) **
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Old January 7th, 2017, 04:01 AM   #10
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Can't pass up the Futurama ride at the '64 World's Fair (wait until the enxing for the city, though all the rest will be of interest as well)


And less a city, but still about the future, the "40 Futurama Ride

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Old January 7th, 2017, 12:30 PM   #11
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Source: http://www.topdesignmag.com/examples...illustrations/

Cars are pretty much part of the cityscapes. Citroën - concept car, from the 80's.






Source: http://www.citroenet.org.uk/prototypes/karin/karin.html
It's look like the old "petit train" of Le Havre (France)

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Here is an image of a future city from 1970.

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What the city center in 2050 will look like from 1980s.
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That's Robert McCall. Some more from him.

Not really a city, but ...





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Here's some cool concepts from John Berkey. These were part of a series of ads he did for Otis Elevators.



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Now this is cool. I was looking for some pics from Syd Mead, whom I consider to be the master of this genre, when I stumbled across some folks doing pseudo-Syd Mead artwork. They even had a contest!

Since this is recent, technically it's not "retro," but at least it imitates a retro style.

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Anyway here's some actual Syd Mead.



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Another Syd Mead.

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Just amazing, all the visuals shared above look so great. I've decided to google the work by Syd Mead and it's just so inspirational. I didn't know he was behind the visual art of Blade Runner. Here's the article on Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syd_Mead

These are some of his works that I really liked, and they are futuristic paintings for a U.S. Steel booklet, from 1961. (couldn't find info about the year of the last image, the first four pictures are from 1961). Very genius and very inspirational artwork.

USSteel - 1961 - Syd Mead by James Vaughan, on Flickr

USSteel - 1961 - Syd Mead by James Vaughan, on Flickr

Honey, I'm home.

USSteel - 1961 - Syd Mead by James Vaughan, on Flickr

USSteel - 1961 - Syd Mead by James Vaughan, on Flickr

canyon ... Syd Mead by James Vaughan, on Flickr
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Old May 15th, 2017, 04:23 PM   #20
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By Robert McCall.
... early shuttle concept - Robert McCall by James Vaughan, on Flickr

This one also qualifies as retro-futurism. Apollo 10.
1960 .... gettin' some 'air'!
1960 .... gettin' some air! by James Vaughan, on Flickr
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