Friday, June 20, 2008

retro-futurism..

In case I haven't mentioned it yet, I study mechanical engineering. This morning I turned in a paper that I had stayed up late last night writing, and after trawling through billions of science articles to find what I wanted I pretty much had my fill of everything mechanical for a few days at least.

I found these illustrations earlier today and they did the trick to revive my love for aesthetically-pleasing machinery.

How amazing did the future use to be!? all these drawings were created in the 1960's-70's.

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by
Klaus B├╝rgle

More... not sure if the artist is the same. Beautiful use of color!

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*sigh* driver, bring the hovercraft around, please. I think I feel a shopping craving coming on.

4 comments:

doera said...

wow,
I myself am a greek female mechanical engineer and thought italian girls are even less in the field!
well done!
sylish women is what the field needs... ;)

JJ said...

doera: I sooo agree with you!! style is scarce in the sector.. though with each new academic year I see more and more girls in engineering. Things are slowly starting to look up for us girl engineers :)

Marina said...

I love this pictures. Colours, graphics are very good. So fun see this old futuristic pics!

Sara said...

Love these pictures! Thank you so much for posting them. The use of color is amazing. Also, you wrote my favorite sentence that I've read yet today: How amazing did the future use to be?! Great post!