Dream Cars in Popular Culture
Autofutura will be the first book to present a global view of futuristic mid century dream cars. Text and graphics will show the cultural influence of these wild creations, guaranteeing its appeal to visual creatives, pop culture followers, design fans, and car buffs.
As an in depth overview of 20th Century cars of tomorrow, Autofutura covers an artform that's long been consigned to the car hobby and overlooked by pop culture and art fans. It's a fresh look at wild innovators and their creations as pure art, unfettered by production concerns. Period photos, ads, and graphics place these cars of tomorrow in the context of their times.
With its treasury of previously unpublished photos and graphics, Autofutura will be an art book that sheds light on forgotten creativity. Beyond the abundance of photographs, there's brochures, print ads, toys, models, magazine covers, and even packaging featuring cars of tomorrow. Autofutura will focus on the prime mid-20th Century period when soaring post war optimism resulted in the wildest automotive creations of all.
Reflecting its inclusive mission, Autofutura will be the first book to place visionary California kustomizers George Barris and Ed Big Daddy Roth alongside legendary Detroit designers Harley Earl and Virgil Exner. In its global reach, Autofutura will be the first to include advanced, almost-made-it-to-production models like the Tucker 48 and Davis Divan alongside homebuilt concept cars.
Futuristic production cars have their own sidebar, as do air cars, streamlining, concept cars' appearances in media, and eccentric builders who dreamed big on backyard budgets. Autofutura will illustrate dream cars' widespread cultural impact.
Uncovering forgotten design treasures on page after page, Autofutura will be as innovative as the dream cars it covers.