Retro-futurism is a “trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced prior to about 1960″. Blending old-fashioned “retro” styles with futuristic technology, retro-futurism explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. Primarily reflected in artistic creations, retro-futurism has also crawled into the worlds of fashion, architecture, literature, and film.

The word “retro-futurism” was coined by Lloyd Dunn in 1983, according to the Retro-futurism art magazine (1988-1993).

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