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Welcome to the Paleofuture blog, where we explore past visions of the future. From flying cars and jetpacks to utopias and dystopias.

Motorola Television Revisited (1961-1963)

Motorola Television Revisited (1961-1963)

Today we have more Motorola television ads from illustrator Charles Schridde. If you recall, this series ran in Life Magazine and the Saturday Evening Post from 1961 until 1963 and was immensely popular for its elegant, futuristic look.

According to the book Window to the Future by Steve Kosareff the ad pictured on the right was the very first and "public response was so great that Motorola asked Schridde (even after he left the ad agency that Motorola had hired) to continue with a series of similar illustrations for its home electronics advertisements."

Window to the Future   by Steve Kosareff

Window to the Future by Steve Kosareff

Window to the Future   by Steve Kosareff

Window to the Future by Steve Kosareff

Window to the Future   by Steve Kosareff

Window to the Future by Steve Kosareff

A Hundred Years From Now. (New York Times, 1909)

Westcot (1991)