We love the blue-sky, open-minded thinking that accompanies futuristic designing. When artists and designers take their blinders off, it’s fascinating to see what ideas can be revealed.
That’s certainly the case with this collection of retro-futuristic art, which showcases all manner of wild transportation and car design. From flying cars to strange hovering Cadillacs to monorail trains, this collection comprises designs from the US, Europe and Japan.
Mostly from the 1940s and 50s, we see a naive but also optimistic future.
Check out more retro-futuristic designs here and here.
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I didn’t see a Tesla in there? The first one looked like a long version of a ’57 Ford
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Interesting. It looks like all of the “cars” have drivers. Did you find any proposed self-driving vehicles?
Nice artist renditions. I was hoping for actual pics of things that were built.
Some of these are very obscure, but we will track down some of the artists! Thanks for the comment.
Would love to see some photo credits and sources. These are awesome.