Tag: Retrofuturism

Getting Around in the Atompunk Age

  One of the futurism themes of the post-WWII era was transportation. This makes sense. Innovations in manufacturing and aircraft design,¬† the growth of large cities, and the need for improved highway systems and vehicles¬† all came together in a magic moment, in the Western world at least. Germany had its Autobahn, Britain the M- …

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Atompunk

Atompunk: A retro-futuristic aesthetic centered around the technology of the 1950s extended into the 21st century and beyond. It often depicts “traditionally American” values such as the nuclear family and a suburban lifestyle; conversely, the totalitarian regimes of Communist Russia and its satellites with their emphasis on technological power. I define its heyday as the …

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