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10 Architectural Fails That Attempted Retrofuturism

Retrofuturism is a creative movement whose purpose is to create and depict artistic visions of the future made from an earlier point of time. Here is a list of ten retrofuturist architectural fails, not limited to dictator monuments and out-of-the-box urban planning, from the past century. 1. Antoni Gaudi’s Hotel Attraction Gaudi is known worldwide… Read More

Retro Futurism in Structures – Architectural Wonders

Retro-futurism in structures is undoubtedly a thing, though it feels impossible to believe that they exist. The structures are way beyond our imagination and give that feeling of maybe they live in parallel universes. The buildings are created in the same way the creators envisioned them; combining designs from the era, they were constructed but… Read More

Japanese Retro Futurism is All the Jazz

Technology is a continuous challenge in the modern era. There are always new types of technology being introduced into the technology industry. For example, the latest apple watches and phones are an improvement of the older ones. However, many countries have been known to try to take claim of the best types of technology being… Read More

10 Times the Jetsons Got it Right – Part 2

Talking alarms Back when The Jetsons was initially aired the best way to wake up on time for your next miserable shift on the job would be to use an alarm clock fit with a rather enthusiastic bell that was as upsetting as getting out of bed. In this atomised future the Jetsons had alarms… Read More

10 Times the Jetsons Got it Right – Part 1

Back in 1962 the animation production company Hanna-Barbera released their futuristic cartoon sitcom titled The Jetsons. It played as something of a counterpart to their Stone Age sitcom The Flintstones and played out as a satire on what at the time was modern life. In the process of doing this it turned out their jokes… Read More

Fallout 76

One of the most persistent tropes in retrofuturism is that of an alternate past that has set the world on a completely different path, creating an entirely different existence as we know it. Perhaps one of the best recent examples of this is Bethesda’s Fallout video game series. Here they pose the question, what would… Read More

The Sun Gun

There are all sorts of bizarre tales about the Nazi’s plans to win the Second World War. From working with the occult of outlandish contraptions that belong in science fiction the rumours are endless. What’s even stranger is that many of these strange yarns are actually true; all sorts of weird plans were proposed and… Read More

The Genres of Retrofuturism

Retrofuturism simply put is the portrayal of the future using ideas from a certain era of the past. It comes in all shapes and sizes, if I were to list ever subcategory in the area and subtle differences between them we could be here for days on end. There are however a few of them… Read More

The First Discoveryland of Disneyland Paris – Part 2

Once the rollercoaster began, passengers got to see a vibrant and entirely retrofuturistic depiction of space. First the trains fly through a field of asteroids, narrowly avoiding a collision with the ‘Bluemoon Mining Machine’, a steam powered space machine built to extract minerals from asteroids by the Gun Club, as seen referenced earlier in the… Read More

The First Discoveryland of Disneyland Paris – Part 1

Anyone that’s been lucky enough to visit one of the Disney ‘Magic Kingdom’ styled theme parks will likely know that Tomorrowland is one of the many themed sections featured there. Walt Disney himself was a renowned futurist; he even created a TV show all about the world of tomorrow. It wasn’t however until he began… Read More