The illustration above comes from Bruce McCall’s Zany Afternoons, my favorite book as a kid. I grew to adore all the usual science fiction, but McCall has a singular vision that will always stick with me—a blending of the now and the soon and the recent past—a dreamy nostalgia for disasters that hadn’t happened yet, like time was a pure contradiction, expanding in every direction.
“The Tokyo of 2061” by Tenan Ito,
“Tanoshii Yonensei” (Happy 4th Year Student), 1961
Is it the future yet? I want my elevated roads!
A lot of vintage depictions of futuristic cities involved these elevated roads supported by and passing through skyscrapers. The idea is pretty impractical, but it looks awesome
Moving Sidewalks in the city of the future