Retro sci fi art part3: 10 retro futurism images

This is part three of the retro futurism art series. Indulge in more glorious 70s/80s airbrushed weirdness.

ralph mcquarrie Retro sci-fi art 7

In this edition of the retro sci-fi art gallery I’m throwing in a few more 2001: A Space Odyssey pics (I know sometimes they’re photos and not paintings but they still carry the themes and colours from the era). There’s a few novel covers and also a few nice images from Ralph McQuarrie, concept artist of Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica fame.

If you notice from looking at the McQuarrie clothing designs as well as the 2001 stuff, you’ll see a similar colour scheme to this web site. I love the use of dirty oranges during this period – sort of late 70s.

Enjoy and please comment with your appreciation!

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One Response to Retro sci fi art part3: 10 retro futurism images

  1. dunsanny says:

    the spilling over every side image is actually not from the 70’s its a modern artist from australia still very 70’s feel

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