Archived Articles from Vintage & Retro
The future has passed, and will again - what seems like cutting-edge tech today may look prescient or silly tomorrow. For those fascinated with futures past, here are vintage visions of planes, trains, automobiles and more from times gone by.
Future Past: 7 Weird Wonders Predicted 100+ Years Ago
In the year 1900, an article printed in the Lades Home Journal envisioned what life would be like in 2001, with some predictions more accurate than others.
Hunt, Peck & Paint: Chromatic Typewriter Prints Landscapes
Many works of amazing literary art have been printed on typewriters in times past, but this reinvention goes beyond words and into the realm of colorful painting.
Retro Hover Cars: Editing Photos to Float Vintage Rides
Renaud Marion is well established in the realm of realistic photo editing, splicing everything from architecture to wild animals into ordinary city street scenes.
Rein-Vend: 7 Converted, New & Reverse Vending Machines
Some now-vintage models dispense art or books - other new machines can vend hot food, let you swap for new stuff, or work in reverse, giving you cash for goods.
Retro Redial: 8 Creative Phone Booth Conversion Projects
Pay phones used to be ubiquitous - in many places they remain a physical presence, but without a use ... at least until these artists and designers came along.
21 Retro Travel Posters Feature Fantasy & Sci-Fi Destinations
Created to look like vintage travel posters from Star Wars, Doctor Who and more, these faux advertisements give a new spin to science-fictional and other fantastical worlds.
Click, Hum, Whir: An Orchestra of Obsolete Technology
But now, as is customary with most obsolete audio technologies, a feeling of nostalgia has finally begun to grip those who grew up listening to cassette tapes.
22 Imaginative Flyby Concept Aircraft From Days Gone By
As the power of flight became commonplace, the vision of futuristic flight remained. Concepts for gigantic blimps, personal aircraft, and everything in between.
Remember Millions of Mobile Phones in the 1960s? You Should
The earliest mobile phones were radio-powered, ultra-durable vacuum-tubed contraptions that were installed in American cars by the millions in the 1960s.
Retro-Future NYC: What New York Could Have Become
What would New York have looked like, if the futuristic visions of innovative thinkers in the late-19th to mid-20th century had become reality?