By chance I recently heard of the late illustrator Peter Elson, when someone (thanks Alexander) directed me to a site with his works, mainly book covers. Top-notch craftsmanship — link >>>
Every once in a while, I find small treasure troves on the web. Here is a Russian fellow who has created a lot of illos of great-looking diesel- and atom-retro devices and vehicles — link >>>
In the beginning of the 1950s, the United States military built a major air base in the icy wastes of Greenland. Quite a feat with the technology available 60 years ago. This enthusiastic period documentary tells how and why.
During the Cold War, top-notch scientists and engineers in the United States developed plans for a interplanetary spacecraft, called the Orion, which was to be propelled by a string of nuclear explosions, hundreds or thousands of them. Project Orion’s first target was — unsurprisingly — Mars. BBC has made a documentary on the story.
In the 1960s, the Soviet Union had an ambitious program for putting a man on the Moon. However, it failed due to serious rocketry problems and was discontinued. This documentary tells a lot of interesting facts about it.
Photographer Renaud Marion has made a series of photos of retro-futuristic Mercedes Benz air cars. Very cool. Link to the full set>>>>