“Aurora Noir” is a retrofuturist image series by Tel Aviv digital artist Tim Razumovsky. With art deco robots, cyborg private detectives, an automaton jazz orchestra, and monumental public works, it’s like Blade Runner if Blade […]
I’ve been writing lately about how cyberpunk at 40 is becoming quaint and anachronistic but that most don’t see it because that’s the narrative of the future that most appeals. (There’s even a big computer […]
Cyberpunk and its offshoots (biopunk, solarpunk, etc.) are still our significant cultural vision of the future. And yet, it hasn’t aged particularly well. This is the vid-phone from Blade Runner (1980), which was supposed to […]
Digital artist Michael Black’s renders feature an insane amount of detail. Be sure to click on these to enlarge, and to visit Mr. Black’s ArtStation page.
Del was right. Everywhere Nio might want to go was only five minutes away. Raffe’s Day and Night was a further ten outside town. The sky darkened completely on the drive. The last glow in […]
Dutch production artist and illustrator Wouter Gort continues to be an influence on my writing, particularly my novel-in-progress, first in a planned series called Science Crimes Division. Perhaps I’ll hire him to draw the graphic […]
The VFX images of Spanish concept artist Antoine Collignon are spectacular both for their cinematic realism and their dramatic composition, where the focal point places the viewer right in the middle of the action. Find […]
Despite being somewhat stylistically derivative of the stock cyberpunk aesthetic (as well as artists like Beeple and Josan Gonzales), the illustrations of professional VFX artist Nick Sullo — who worked on the original Stranger Things […]
The sketches and drawings of Shanghai artist Yang Jialun (AKA Dirty Iron) present a wonderful contrast. While on the one hand they are rendered with blueprint-like precision, on the other, their subjects are grimy and […]
The work of Russian artist Anastasia B. looks like something out of a never-made samzidat version of Blade Runner.