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The future we used to have, part 13

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I’ve not done one of these for a while, and since it looks miserable and grim outside – and I don’t just mean the weather – it must be about time I did another one. So here’s some retro-futurism:

buildings
(the following were taken from the excellent tumblr site Fuck Yeah Brutalism)

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House of the architect, Casablanca, Morocco, 1960s

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Hotel Ashkhabad, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 1969

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Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami, Florida, 1972

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Pavilion of the City of Casablanca, International Fair of Casablanca, Morocco, 1960

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Technical College, Busto Arsizio, Italy, 1963-64

air

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Tupolev Tu-114 Rossiya (‘Cleat’)

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1970s proposed first class lounge aboard an airliner

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Martin P6M SeaMaster

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Yakovlev Yak-28PP ‘Brewer-E’

cinema
(a few posters from 1960s sf films, taken from Wrong Side of the Art)

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I suspect those pressure suits wouldn’t keep the 12 alive for long

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NASA might be a bit upset their X-15s are being used to battle aliens in outer space

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The hero is apparently using the female star as a human shield – that’s not very heroic behaviour

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Even on the Moon, women can wear bikinis

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Although apparently not everything, such as ride motorbikes with big spikes on the front

fashion

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It is important that some, if not all, of your outfit is colour-coordinated with the giant computer brain

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A 1969 Clairol advert, aparently – and no, I don’t understand why they’re in a giant transparent ball above a park, either

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Pacific Southwest Airlines flight attendants – normally, they flew inside the aircraft with the passengers

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Back in the 1960s, the CIA was only just figuring out how to use waterboarding

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One thought on “The future we used to have, part 13

  1. The girls in the bubble were used for a Clairol commercial directed by Gleb Derujinsky. (Also a fashion Photographer) The bubble was Made and used by Fashion Photographer Melvin Sokolsky 1963+ I would love to know where to find an original copy of this ad. Any Help would be very appreciated!
    Andrea Derujinsky

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