Cities of the Future, Imagined By The Artist Who Created The Death Star

John Berkey is famous for doing concept design for the original Star Wars movie, including a breathtaking poster of the Death Star. When he wasn't imagining space battles, he designed cities of the future - on Earth and in space.

Some of these citiscapes are incredibly rare images from Berkey that are rarely reprinted - others are iconic images of space ships that you may recognize. I also love the strange Japanese King Kong game packaging. His King Kong looks almost like he's merging with the building he's scaling. If you're a fan of googie architecture, you'll notice that his cities are all done in that futuristic style which was so popular in the 50s and 60s.

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Respectful nostalgia aside, I gotta say that I hope our future never looks as ugly as those designs.

Especially that cruiseship which looks like something Dr. Frankenstein would design if he got a job with Carnaval.