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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Retro Future Space Art on Dark Roasted Blend

Posted by Charley Parker at 9:31 pm

Retro Future Space Art on Dark Roasted Blend
I just love these. Not only do I take great delight in past visions of the future, I’m particularly fond of retro space art.

The blog Dark Roasted Blend, which posts items that are odd, amusing, visually interesting — or all three, has posted a fine addition to their wonderful series of posts collecting visions of future space tech from the past, notably the 1930′s through the 1960′s.

The posts are a cornucopia of art deco streamlined spaceships, giant wheeled space stations, beautifully clunky spacesuits and rocketships with fins that would make a 1959 Cadillac turn green with envy.

Is it the future yet?

(Please see the original articles for links to the image credits.)

[Via BibliOdyssey]

4 comments for Retro Future Space Art on Dark Roasted Blend »

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  1. Comment by Sherry
    Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    These are great! Love the retro…

  2. Comment by art-profiles
    Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

    nice blog & lovely post.join us at http://art-profiles.com/.thanx.

  3. Comment by Dawid Michalczyk
    Sunday, April 1, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    These are great to see. I like the relative roughness, and the colors of these space artworks.

  4. Comment by Erik Berndt
    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    The ball shaped vehicle with solar panel (?) at top is a good idea.
    …and now I turn green with envy.

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