These Tron concept designs still make me dream of an awesome future

If you watched the movie, you have seen Daniel Simon's amazing work for Tron Legacy on the big screen. I did too, but I don't get tired of seeing his original concept art and admire his flawless work. A sleek vision of an alternative world that still makes me dream of a far-away future. » 9/12/14 6:05am 9/12/14 6:05am

I can't wait to see these cool racers flying over Earth's oceans

Concept designer Al Brady is at it again with some really cool racers with inverted cockpits—they are like flying bikes. Can you imagine yourself piloting one of these things? The sensation of speed in that position would probably cause adrenaline to overflow out of your ears and nostrils. » 6/30/14 9:40pm 6/30/14 9:40pm

What a space city would actually look like in real life

We are used to seeing space settlements in sci-fi illustrations and movies, but these are not realistic. Bryan Versteeg—from Spacehabs—uses scientific principles to develop concepts that can actually happen one day. The Kalpana One Space Settlement is one of them. Bryan has sent us new renders of this awesome place. » 6/11/14 1:02pm 6/11/14 1:02pm

Designers Explain Why Apple's New OS X Typeface Is a Strange Choice

It was one of the more subtle changes showcased during yesterday's WWDC keynote: Apple finally ditched its OS typeface Lucida Grande to use Helvetica Neue across the board. Now, at least the OS and iOS systems match. But is Helvetica—which is basically unreadable at small sizes—really a better choice? » 6/03/14 2:40pm 6/03/14 2:40pm

The very first E.T. designs would have scarred every kid's brain forever

I never liked E.T. I must be the only kid in the planet who hated that freaky thing when it came out. But these initial designs by the amazing Rick Baker—the true ancestors of the iconic marooned alien—would have scarred my brain forever. He recently published them in his Twitter account. » 5/28/14 10:40pm 5/28/14 10:40pm

If Darth Vader had a car, it would be this killer Cadillac concept

I don't like Cadillacs but I'd drive the hell out of this concept by Ondrej Jirec, a Czech student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. If Darth Vader had a car, this would be it (although I'm sure Sark—the villain from the original Tron—would drive one too.) » 5/26/14 11:17pm 5/26/14 11:17pm

John Berkey's space art makes me nostalgic for a future that never was

John Berkey is one of the classic painters of the golden era of science fiction. He did some of the original Star Wars posters, but this is for me his best work: Gigantic deep space exploration ships, beautiful white galactic liners, and huge space posts orbiting Earth and other planets—all of them mixing elegant… » 5/14/14 10:03pm 5/14/14 10:03pm

How Design Fanfiction Became One of the Internet's Favorite Games

The redesign. It's a word that's only entered our lexicon in earnest over the past year or two, thanks to the hundreds of products reinvented by designers who don't work for the companies that make them. When did it become so cool to do free work for major corporations? The answer is since internet. » 5/08/14 2:00pm 5/08/14 2:00pm

The awesome spaceship and vehicle concepts of Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson is one of my favorite concept designers of all time, a true master (both figuratively and literally). Anyone who loves science fiction and space and cars and mechs and any kind of awesome vehicle should own at least Blast and Drive. Here's a tiny sample of his extraordinary work. » 3/20/14 3:37pm 3/20/14 3:37pm

I really wish there were races of these awesome spider mechs

Since I was a little kid, my favorite car racing liveries in the world are Martini, Marlboro, and Gulf. Maybe that's why I love so much these racing machines created by Alex Jaeger, an industrial designer and VFX Art Director at Industrial Light & Magic. That and because they are damn cool. » 3/17/14 11:29pm 3/17/14 11:29pm