The term retro-futurism is pretty common these days and refers to history's view of what future worlds would be like. Flying cars, towering skyscrapers, and interplanetary travel are all hallmarks of the genre. But what if somebody took inventions that had come to pass and then infused them with a decades-old design sensibility. Well, I guess you'd get future-retroism, and that is exactly what designer Alex Varanese is dishing up with these awesome fake ads from the seventies. Nice job. I'll take one of each.
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Paul Overton is a prolific blogger, maker, writer, and ukulele player living in Hardwick, MA with three dogs, his closest co-conspirator, and a lawn that makes his octogenarian neighbors want to call the authorities. He delights in the unusual and can often be found in his tiny studio, whipping up some sort of self-indulgent nonsense for his own amusement.
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DudeCraft represents a different kind of tribe in the world of making things, intentionally blurring the lines between, art, craft, engineering, and the good old “Can Do” spirit. Makers of all stripes are welcome here and are encouraged to join the conversation, no matter what their enthusiasms. Guys who knit, girls who weld, it’s all the same on DudeCraft. We are people who make cool stuff, have an urge to share it, and don’t mind explaining how we did it, so that other folks can benefit from our experience.