Definitions

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  • n. The revival of historical conceptions of the future in media and design.

Etymologies

retro- +‎ futurism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And I work a lot in what I call retrofuturism, which is looking back to see how yesterday viewed tomorrow.

    Bruce McCall's faux nostalgia

  • I love the idea of retrofuturism, and Mark Waid has played with it a little bit in Legion, but that's not quite what's happening here.

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  • Tagged with retrofuturism, science fiction, the Moon

    Someday It Still Won’t Happen « Gerry Canavan

  • There seems to be a strong element of retrofuturism to your music, lyrics and visuals – from Star Trek references and ‘80s analog synth sounds to ’60s mod fashion and Golden Age ray guns.

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  • CLASSIFICATION: Set in an alternate history Seattle, sometime around the year 1880, “Boneshaker” is a steampunk-flavored adventure that incorporates elements of zombie horror, pulp fiction and post-apocalyptic retrofuturism.

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  • For many of us, retrofuturism and disappointment go hand in hand – I was brought up on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, saw 2001: A Space Odyssey on my tenth birthday and bought into the Star Trek “Little UN on the Bridge” vision of science and Vulcan rationality overwhelming all our petty differences yeah, I know Kirk was white, male and a bit of a hound, but you have to start somewhere.

    Random thoughts on Steampunk

  • Automotive retrofuturism is one of my specialties.

    Bruce McCall's faux nostalgia

  • Tagged with nostalgia, retrofuturism, science fiction

    Cities of the Retrofuture « Gerry Canavan

  • Is this a welcome splash of retrofuturism, or just a design concept well past its prime?

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  • With all of the dystopian ambiguity and retrofuturism that phrase implies, Broadcast tonight do the same.

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