I love design from the 60′s.
I’m also, oddly enough, a fan of architectural models, too.
There’s something weirdly science-fictional about the conjunction of those two things, too, that I really enjoy. The kind of retro-future that they were trying to manufacture in the 60′s is just so, well, so quaint. It’s not that they’re actually what I think the future would look like, but there’s something appealing about them in any case. Something about clean lines and the long, smooth, “swoopy” feel to so much of the design just makes me long for that future that never was and never can be. It’s a shame, really, that most of that world never actually existed.
Well, the best of those designs, combined with the possibility of an actual future that, well, actually did happen can be found at this site; NASA’s Most Adorable Model Spaceships.
They really are adorable, and, yes, the very finest that conceptual artists could put together at the height of our national pride and the space race. They’re fantastic examples of the actual design that, as it turns out, very well may have created our future.
Besides, it’s Friday and if you had something better to do, you wouldn’t be reading my post about twee models of actual spacecraft, so you might as well click that link and look at them!