/r/RetroFuturism

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This subreddit focuses on the futurist visions of eras past. However posts may also contain contemporary art with a retrofuturist theme.

Futurism was born out of humanity's sudden thrust into technological revolution. To the many that witnessed the dramatic, rapid change, it seemed a technological utopia was fast approaching. This unbridled optimism caused the collective imagination to run wild.

Dreams of the future reveal more about the mind of the dreamer than the future itself.

This subreddit focuses on the futurist visions of eras past. However posts may also contain contemporary art with a retrofuturist theme.

Futurism was born out of humanity's reaction to a sudden thrust into technological revolution. To the many that witnessed the rapid change, it seemed technological utopia was fast approaching. This unbridled optimism caused the collective imagination to run wild.

Although many of these visions seem almost comical now - the spirit in which they were created is part of the reason you are currently looking into a glowing rectangle with unlimited, instant access to the sum of all human knowledge.

POSTING GUIDELINES:

Vintage =/= Retrofuturism

Vintage Sci-fi =/= Retrofuturism

Please avoid posting vintage technology, unless it has a intentionally and obviously "futuristic" design.

I will work to prevent default sub syndrome: clickbait titling, meme-ification, etc. So please watch the titling and try to be as informative as possible! Vast majority of submissions have been perfect for the sub and the community is great. Just want to nip any trends in the bud. I reserve the right prune low-quality and/or questionable content to keep the frontpage looking good!

Post only:

1. Futurist visions from eras past.

2. Contemporary art with a retrofuturist theme.

3. Discussion threads related to retrofuturism.


Related Subreddits:

r/ImaginaryTechnology - Sci-Fi and Fantasy art featuring robots, cyborgs, mechanisms and spaceships.

r/FuturePorn - A subreddit for futuristic concept designs.

r/WorldOfTomorrow - Present day predictions of what the future might hold.

r/ImaginaryHistory - If the infinite multi-verse theory turns out to be true, all of this actually exists.

/r/RetroFuturism

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80s future gadgets

i wanna try to make a cool retrofuture gadget something that would look like it came out of the movie alien. any ideas?

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2024/02/11
06:42 UTC

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I’m afraid I cannot do that, Dave.

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2024/02/11
03:51 UTC

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Interesting 1970s solarpunk concepts/roots

26 Comments
2024/02/09
20:38 UTC

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Any suggestions on diners and building to check out in San Francisco?

I'm heading down to San Francisco for about 10 days to care for a friend in her 80s. I will hopefully have a bit of time to explore and hoping to check out some awesome retrofutrist diners and buildings. Any suggestions? I'll have a car and staying in redwood

17 Comments
2024/02/08
12:30 UTC

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Computer space, the first coin operated video game, 1971 brochure

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2024/02/07
13:42 UTC

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1952 National Motor Bearing ad by Arthur Radebaugh

7 Comments
2024/02/06
19:09 UTC

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Book cover: Invaders From Rigel by Fletcher Pratt

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2024/02/05
14:59 UTC

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Seiko TV Watch 1982

37 Comments
2024/02/05
00:00 UTC

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Terraformed Mars from human base on Phobos by David A. Hardy 1994

14 Comments
2024/02/04
12:12 UTC

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Paul Farkas - Future Las Vegas (1984)

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2024/02/04
11:17 UTC

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Lightburn Zeta Sports, brainchild of a washing machine baron; left him hung out to dry

24 Comments
2024/02/03
12:15 UTC

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1921 Ner a Car, an Automobile On Two Wheels

40 Comments
2024/02/03
12:07 UTC

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A tribute to Metropolis (1927)

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2024/02/02
18:11 UTC

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Imagining a future space colony, illustrated by NASA artist Rick Guidice, 1975

12 Comments
2024/02/02
11:49 UTC

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Atomic Clock for the Living Room

23 Comments
2024/02/02
09:04 UTC

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Worlds of Tomorrow unpublished cover art, c. 1963-67 by Gray Morrow

1 Comment
2024/02/01
19:11 UTC

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URSS space program propaganda, 1954.

21 Comments
2024/02/01
17:45 UTC

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A ground effect vehicle: 1959 Curtiss Wright Model 2500 Air-Car

7 Comments
2024/02/01
13:00 UTC

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The 1932 Helicron passed the French safety inspection and is approved for use on the road.

50 Comments
2024/02/01
08:26 UTC

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1966 GM Three-Wheeler

8 Comments
2024/02/01
08:16 UTC

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Cover for Science Fiction Digest by Frank R. Paul, December 1953

14 Comments
2024/01/31
13:05 UTC

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1920 Majestic Motorcycle

10 Comments
2024/01/31
03:50 UTC

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Some retrofuristic are I made

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2024/01/31
02:03 UTC

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Undersea Super Tunnel by Shigeru Komatsuzaki (1981)

11 Comments
2024/01/31
00:55 UTC

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Fifties Future by by Victor Powell (on oil)

18 Comments
2024/01/29
19:06 UTC

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R. Crumb envisions the future, 1967

76 Comments
2024/01/29
01:03 UTC

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Parties from the future, by Syd Mead, late 1970s

29 Comments
2024/01/28
13:14 UTC

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