And the Art Deco period depicted a future based on technology,
So did the MidCentury Modern period,
and it added an outer space influence,
(Both of the above illustrations are Arthur Radebaugh )
From where, or when, will the future borrow? Please don't say the 1980s...... My guess is that elements from both Art Deco and MidCentury Modern styles will be a strong influence, with additional elements yet to be invented (but I will try).
A contemporary artist, El Gato Gomez, has an interesting retro MCM style, that includes a large dose of retro-futuristism. In other words, she depicts the future as it was believed to be 50 years ago. Her art also has a geometric aspect that reminds me of Art Deco. See for yourself, compare her painting,
With an Art Deco design,
Her version of the future is "slightly" more optimistic than the zombie and vampire overrun future found everywhere today,
Gomez reaches back to (and, yes, idealizes) a period where society did believe the future would be bright. Like this:
I have a few other inspiration-photos:
The house depicted below existed in Boulder, Colorado, but unfortunately was destroyed by a fire. Its one side-uplifted roof, that stops half-way down, and walls of windows are very inspiring, and very "futuristic." I am unable to restore this house, but I am able to use it as an inspiration.
Hopefully, I will start building very soon.
Wishing you only good things, Neen