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Living in a jetpunk world

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A couple of years ago, I posted a piece here about the photographs of Jan Kempenaers, who has taken a series of photographs of modernist monuments in the former Yugoslavia. The series is now available as a coffee-table book, Jan Kempenaers: Spomenik, and I’ve ordered myself a copy. (You can count the number of art books in my book collection on the fingers of one hand… and they’re chiefly by the likes of Chris Foss and Jim Burns…)

I came across Kempanaers’ work via the ever-excellent Dark Roasted Blend… and from there today I discovered the strangely-compelling jetpunk architecture of Swiss artist Guy Dessauges. The photos on DRB are from a blog by Andreas Angelikadis, but there are other places where pictures of Dessauges’ proposed “tube housing” from the 1960s can be found. Dessauges is also a sculptor and painter.


One thought on “Living in a jetpunk world

  1. Wow, those are amazing. I’d love to see the view from that tube house on the very top. The design aesthetic reminds me of 60’s inspired sf art which I generally enjoy. There is something fun, for lack of a better word this early in the morning, about the way people in the 50’s and 60’s imagined the look of the future.

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