We're thrilled to share these stunning aerial shots of the famed Italian Carrara Marble mines by Munich Germany-based photographer Bernhard Lang. At first glance, your eyes may lean towards a more futuristic subject rather than the creamy white stone that dates back to the Roman Empire. The prized Carrara Marble mines are located in you guessed it, a city named Carrara in Italy's Apuan Alps in Northern Tuscany where more marble has been produced than any other place on earth. Working in the quarries is expectedly dangerous and continues to be so to this very day so we hope this post makes you cherish that next beautiful piece of Carrara you meet just a bit more. Thanks to Bernhard for bringing these epic shots to us and giving us a nice little appreciation for this noble marble that was valued by various artists and masters including Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Bernini and Rodin. Amen.
One of the coolest things about science fiction is weapon design. Along the years we've seen some pretty badass weapons, like the flamethrower Ripley used in Alien, or even the classic pistol used by Deckard in Blade Runner. I've searched for some cool concepts of futuristic weapons to show you. These were done by some very creative designers. I'd love to use them in some FPS, like Destiny. For more of their work, all you have to do is to click each image. Also, tell us which is your favorite design! Mine is definitely the "Sci-fi rifle" design by Lei Guo. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) Glen Johnston Laser Pistol FAN ART based on rmory's design. Ryan Reid AutoRifle Model Marek Kaplita MANTA-SG2 Automatic Assault Rifle Edon Guraziu Compact Weapon Design Josh Rife Elysium 'Crowe' Rifle Variant Michael Altuna Heavy Tech AR MK1 Gabriele Gabba Futuristic Pistol - Concept Craig Mooney Blade Runner "Dekard's Blaster" FAN ART Craig Mooney Elysium SMG FAN ART Lee Peers Laser rifle Concept FAN ART based on rmory's design. Igor Vitkovskiy OVERSTEP - Heavy Machine Gun Aleksandr Bobrishev Reaper Anjar Pratama weapon design Paweł Szczyrbak FlameThrower Max Hoek Destiny Weapon Lei Guo Sci-fi rifle David Chumilla Liccioli Nebula 11
We've seen some pretty dope examples of futuristic military in movies like District 9 and yet-to-open Chappie. Some super amazing armors, guns and gear, in a vision of a future where technology is super advanced and warfare has evolved. Minovo Wang, a Chinese concept artist comes up with his own vision of futuristic warfare, and it's super badass. Here you can see some of his artworks. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We've seen a lot of medieval fantasy illustrations here at Abduzeedo, but one other kind of awesome fantasy illustration I like is futuristic! It's awesome to see the many ideas of future that artists come up with... huge technological cities, filled with ultra-high buildings and flying cars, some looking very friendly, others looking oppressive. Here you can see pieces by many great artists. Their visions are simply amazing and for more of their work, please visit their portfolios simply by clicking each image. Also, if you've seen any other great futuristic city illustrations like these, don't forget to comment sharing it. We'd love to see more! I hope you enjoy this selection. Cheers! ;) Bastien Grivet Jadrien Cousens Alex Popescu Chris H. Andree Wallin Libiao Dylan Cole Jaime Jasso
This is an awesome collection of futuristic digital illustrations from designer Kervin Brisseaux. Very good use of colors and shine lights making you feel like a part of the future. Enjoy! For more from Kervin Brisseaux visit behance.net/brisseaux.
These awesome Retro Futuristic Illustrations are done by Nathan Schroeder. A mix of geometric shapes and photography with a nostalgia feel that makes it retro but at the same time it seems like something from the future, needless to say I love the style. Check it out! For more from Nathan Schroeder visit cargocollective.com/nthn and flickr.com/photos/nthns/.
Do You Remember When This World Was Ours? is a digital art project by Justin Mezzell where he creates a graphical narrative of the fiction worlds he imagined. Each movement is represented by an awesome image fro you to enjoy. For more from Justin Mezzell visit justinmezzell.com and behance.net/JustinMezzell Do You Remember When This World Was Ours? Living & Dying in the Afterword Do You Remember When This World Was Ours is a graphical narrative into fiction and the created worlds left vacant by the conclusion of the story. As the characters continue to live on in our memories, their bodies remain in a sort of stasis while the world begins to be reclaimed by the earth and ultimately into the void--forgotten. It is told in seven movements.
Giampaolo Miraglia is a designer from Rome, Italy. His work is an amazing mix of Cinema 4D, Photoshop Cs4, Poser, Illustrator Cs4, Realflow, and a lot of creativity. The result is pure awesomeness in a Retro Futuristic flavor. Enjoy! For more from Giampaolo Miraglia visit giampaolomiraglia.com HYPER SPORTS No Man's Land OLYMPIC GAMES 2012
Fill Ryabchikov aka Hypnosky is a young self-taught graphic design from Russia with an amazing retro futuristic style. His work has a lot of light effects and a strong retro feel to it along with some features from the future. Enjoy! For more from Hypnosky visit hypnosky.com
It's very hard to imagine how our cities and landscapes will look in the future, but on this post you can get a taste of what may be coming in a long future. There artists have enough imaginations and skills to create their own view of the future. Click on the images to visit the Author's page.
It was a stumble and a half when I found Philip Straub and his insane portfolio full of amazing digital painting, illustrations, and some of the best futuristic concepts I've ever seen. His work is definitely magical and it's great inspiration. For more visit philipstraub.com