Futuristic site io9 ran a fascinating story a couple of days ago that one of our brighter interns brought to our attention. As huge fans of not only sci-fi, but of almost all things vintage, the only recently emerging details about the props present in director Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” definitely brightened our day. It’s no secret that we up here at Tiananmen Square Dance have a bit of a collective hard on for that film, so we’re in awe of the level of expertise it takes to create and then sustain such a captivating mood with things like music, aesthetics, lighting, and dialogue. What’s not as well known, however, is just how much detail the aforementioned director apparently requires when creating those evocative scenes. Case in point: incredibly detailed magazine covers created by concept artist Tom Southwell appearing briefly in the background during one scene in grimy futuristic L.A. Do tha right thing, and visit io9’s original article here about the findings for further details.
Nothing is cooler to today’s hipster than melding the current with the classic. In fact, now that I mention it, that’s all the rage in pop culture as well, what with all the reboots and remakes abounding. Ugh. Either way, with vintage fashion rearing its head and the explosion in sales of vintage iPhone photo apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic, it is kind of a foregone conclusion that we love chopping and screwing the past with the present. Peter Stults and Sean Hartter, American artists with a love for retro film posters, were recently covered in a Daily Mail UK article that featured plenty of photos of their respective re-imaginings. Not only are these works of art nostalgically evocative, but they are aesthetically on point and also accurate for the periods (1950’s and 1960’s, mostly). Enjoy these modern faves re-imagined heroically as blasts from the pasts, and maybe turn on some 18 Carat Affair or Onra, while you’re at it!