Monday, September 21, 2009

Blast from the Past #228: "Spherical car pursued by robot drones"

There's no date on this piece, but my guess would be that it's from the mid- to late 1970's, possibly the early 1980's. It's one of my rare all-color pieces.

If memory serves, this one was inspired by photos of a cool "spherical car" I saw in either POPULAR MECHANICS or POPULAR SCIENCE. I just thought it looked totally "sci-fi". My apologies for the poor quality of the photo. -- PL


Adam Riches said...

This is REALLY cool, I've been doing a lot of vehicle design for a project I'm working on it's funny to know that we apparently use the same reference materials even though there's about 30 difference between when we worked on our respective pieces.

I like this piece a lot because it's such a departure from your usual work, I wouldn't really have expected it to have come from you upon first glance. I suppose the full color has a lot to do with that though. Definitely one of my favorite things you've posted on here. Thanks for sharing!

David McBride said...

Very cool!!!

Daniel Schwarz said...

Really cool piece of sci-fi art here. I like the car, but I really love the drones pursuing it.

Tyrgermanic said...

yeah,i agree with them.
the angles are real cool too.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Reminiscent of Brian Aldiss's world in the collected short stories of Super Toys Last All Summer Long..

part in what would become the film A.I. .