Thursday, March 14, 2013

Retro future: Los Angeles, 2013 (as viewed from 1986)

The L.A. times has posted a full-length feature article they ran in a (now defunct) L.A. Times Magazine issue that looked ahead to the year 2013. The Syd Mead-ish cover artwork alone is cool enough for it's own post.

I'm a sucker for these retro/paleo future type articles. Especially when they use nifty architectural renderings of "the future". The article covers how Los Angelenos would commute, do business, and enjoy leisure in a quarter century's time. Fun stuff!

Check out the fully scanned pages at the L.A. Times.


  1. I've managed to scrape the site and get the large versions of the gifs. I've zipped them for download, here.

  2. I wish we lived in that future... Amazing find

  3. Sniff... Thank you, I really needed something to make me depressed today.