An Alien Invasion You Can Write Home About

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Artist Franco Brambilla combines combines vintage postcards with computer-generated images of aliens, flying saucers, and giant robots, to give your next alien invasion the same quaint, cozy feeling as your grandpa's Alpine vacation.


A frequent science fiction novel cover artist, Brambilla's Invading the Vintage series uses actual postcards from Switzerland, Santa Barbara, Milan, and a host of other popular vacation spots. Far from being horrified, the humanoid (and sometimes canine) subjects of these photos treat their alien encounters as just another tourist attraction.

[Franco Brambilla via Drawn!]

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Ruthless, if you let me

Look how nice those people are in "picture 11." They are trying to look like the spacemen and not make them feel self-conscious about their helmets.