How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

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People have always been interested in what the future will look like and how modern technologies will develop. This was especially true in the last century, when futurist artists painted their endless techno-utopias. Graphic designers from Budget Direct decided to remake seven projects of concept cars of the twentieth century, imagining how they would look in the modern world.

How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

On the June cover of the American magazine Modern Mechanics and Inventions for 1936, two revolutionary technologies were presented: television and a "Super-cycle" capable of reaching speeds of up to 480 km per hour on its spherical wheels. At the same time, the driver is completely safe in the aerodynamic cabin.

How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

This Chrysler was invented by Gil Spear— a well-known expert in the field of automotive design. He was involved in the design of the Plymouth 1939, the New Yorker 1939, and the Saratoga 1940. This 1941 model was never released — after that, only the Chrysler Royal appeared in 1942.

How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

The project of an unusual HobbyPop RoadShop car is the creation of Bruce McCall. Initially, it was conceived as a large family car, but still, no one decided to put this creative idea into practice.

How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

McLouth XV'61 was invented by Sid Mead, an American artist, designer and futurist, known as the author of concept art for sci-fi films such as Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron.

How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

He first appeared in the magazine "Extraordinary", where he was drawn by the artist Walter Molineau.

How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

The "New City Car" was introduced by Ken W. Purdy in a 1970 Playboy article. The two-seater miracle with a gas turbine and a folding roof was appreciated by many readers.

How the futurists of the 20th century imagined the cars of the future

"Anti-gravity Car" is another creation of the famous illustrator Sid Mead, which appeared in Car Magazine in 1979. This miracle of technology does not fly, but hovers above the ground — therefore, like an ordinary car, it needs roads to move.

Keywords: XX century | Cars | Designers | Futurism

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