This image of a future city, created by Icelandic concept designer B. Börkur Eiríksson, feels to me like some anachronistic mashup of impressionist art and science fiction. The people in their hats and bonnets look almost nineteenth century, as do some of the buildings. But the heavy, industrial walkways and roads in the sky turn this into some kind of future-industrial nightmare town. Eiríksson is the lead artist/illustrator at CCP White Wolf, and he's got a few more dark portraits of future cities for you, below.
Here's an intense, dark picture of a city at war with aliens. Perhaps it's the same city, its aerial walkways now in smithereens. And this one, below, is my favorite, because it's of those stacked freight-container houses that we'll all be living in once the Greatest Depression hits. I like that elevator robot, who is either stacking the houses or helping people get in and out of them. Another nice detail is the way none of the houses have walls or doors — they're just open to the elements. See more art at Börkur Eiríksson's online gallery [via Concept Ships]