Showing posts with label Retro art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Retro art. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Nazi Moon base by Darren Tan

Singaporean freelance illustrator Darren Tan visualizing the conspiracy theory of a secret Nazi base on the far side of the Moon.

This alternate history science fiction myth was somewhat started by Rocket Ship Galileo, a 1947 young adult novel by Robert Heinlein, which features three teenagers who travel to the Moon and discover a secret Nazi base. Since then the "secret Nazi Moon base" cultural myth has been used in fiction frequently, including The Man in the High Castle novel (1962) by Philip K. Dick (and its recent TV series adaptation), Iron Sky movie (2012) and Wolfenstein: The New Order video game (2014). We should remember that Von Braun's V-2 rocket was the first man made object reaching outer space in June, 1944, and it was the base for both US and Soviet space programs. So the myth had some logical grounds.

Nazi Moon base by Darren Tan

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mars colony city by Bill Wright

Picture of the Day 6/3/2019 - Mars colony city under a dome by American retro space artist Bill Wright. More of his art here.

Mars colony city by Bill Wright

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mars dome interior by John Berkey

Picture of the Day 15/2/2019 - retro-futuristic illustration of what could be an interior view of a dome on Mars by classical future and space artist John Berkey. This illustration was done in 1975 as one of Otis Elevator Company adds. More of Berkey's art here.

Mars dome interior by John Berkey

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Retro style Mars rover by David A. Hardy

Picture of the Day 11/1/2019 - a small ATV type, retro style Mars rover in front of NASA's lander (1981) by classical space artist David A. Hardy. More of his Mars art here.

Retro style Mars rover by David A. Hardy

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Alien Martian canal by Mark Salwowski

Picture of the Day 11/10/2018 - Alien Martian canal and a city by Australian illustrator Mark Salwowski - a cover image for Lance Parkin's and Mark Clapham's book "Beige Planet Mars" (1998).

Alien Martian canal by Mark Salwowski - cover for 'Beige Planet Mars' (1998) book

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Retro Mars rover illustration by Jack Coggins

Picture of the Day 4/9/2018 - Retro Mars rover illustration by Jack Coggins from "Rockets, Satellites, and Space Travel" book (1958).

Retro Mars rover illustration by Jack Coggins

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Vintage poster "Expedition Mars" by Kip Ayers

Vintage style poster "Expedition Mars" featuring a family exploring Martian landscapes by freelance illustrator Kip Ayers.
More of his illustrations here.

Vintage poster Expedition Mars by Kip Ayers

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Soviet cosmonauts on Mars by Klaus Bürgle

Picture of the Day 16/8/16 - Soviet cosmonauts on Mars by German sci-fi artist Klaus Bürgle. More of his retro futuristic art here.

Soviet cosmonauts on Mars by Klaus Bürgle

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mars colony by Robert McCall

Picture of the Day 12/2/15 - "Mars metropolis" (1999) by legendary space artist Robert McCall. More of his space art here.

Mars colony by Robert McCall