Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Raygun Gothic - Part 2

"The designers were populists, you see; they were trying to give the public what it wanted. What the public wanted was the future."
- William Gibson, "The Gernsback Continuum"

Following up on yesterday's post, I'm sharing more images from my Raygun Gothic photo collection. These buildings reflect an early- to mid-twentieth century fascination with the moderne, a stylized version of "the future" where the buildings seem to be copied from Flash Gorden comics and Amazing Stories pulp magazines [Learn more]. Here's part two!

Disney's Celebration, Florida
Carthage, Missouri
South Beach, Miami
Salinas, California
South Beach, Miami
Sacramento, California

(Photographs by Andrew Wood)

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