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Monday, February 5, 2018

I love this illustration

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I love this illustration by William cotton from a 1940 New Yorker magazine. Not sure if these pictures are of 1960 from the eyes of a futurist in 1940 or maybe he was just fantasizing what a view of 1960’s transportation might look like as the New York World’s Fair was taking place. Personally, I love the inference to a commuter looking to get to White Plains, NY - that’s my home town.

The one thing he certainly got right was the rise of the "bubble car." Sure aerodynamic designs are not new but it seems to me that if I want a utilitarian vehicle that I can place a snow thrower in the back of - I am going to have to buy a pick-up truck. Everything else on the road is curved at the back like a bubble.

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