I posted this a while back in my What’s Up Unicorn Blog but thought it was a perfect fit for here.
These illustrations are just a sampling of a much larger collection of French Prints that explore the year 2000. These 19th century prints are amazing and packed with such intriguing ideas and designs for the time. Get inspired for that next video game design, comic book, or painting!
Vintage paintings and illustrations that explored the future’s possibilities are some of the most imaginative artworks I’ve come across. Yes, flying cars and hover boards are awesome (a nod to Back to the Future II.) But turn of the century artists went even further, and explored everything from flying warships to even giant seahorses as a means of transportation.
The possibilities of transportation was just one of the many ideas explored by Industrial-era artists, scholars and authors alike. The future of design, fashion, work, and household inventions were also addressed in art, adding to their whimsical and almost surreal nature. It’s not hard to see where Steampunk got a lot of its inspiration, as many late 1800s artists that explored the subject of “future” naturally envisioned a world that still operated on steam power.
Intensive breeding? There’s a lot of intriguing and awesomely bizarre ideas explored in these…
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