Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sport in Space Colonies (1977)


This 1977 illustration by Rick Guidice is from the book Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future.

"Scientists have long known that exercise will be especially important for denizens of space colonies, since there is no gravity to give the body a natural workout. One wonders, however, whether this image of suburban jogging and tennis may prove to be more nostalgic than accurate."

Rick Guidice also did the illustrations featured in this post from February.

See also:
Space Colonies by Don Davis
More Space Colony Art (1970s)
Mars and Beyond (1957)
Future Cities: Homes and Living into the 21st Century (1979)

3 comments:

Alan said...

I love this illustration, except one thing. If there is no gravity, then why are people sitting at a table, and plants are growing "up"?

artbot said...

At least they got one thing right about the future: Everyone will have an iPod.

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