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The use of a style or aesthetic considered futuristic in an earlier era.
- ‘Retro futurism remains one of the web's favourite hobbies.’
- ‘Over the course of three near-perfect albums, they have honed their own brand of retro-futurism, languid melancholia and small-town ennui.’
- ‘The band wasn't always so bent on retro-futurism, but the obsession was always present.’
- ‘The retrofuturism of the 'Back to the Future' movies is now particularly charming since it pokes fun at the retrofuturism of the 1950s.’
- ‘Some elements of retro-futurism, like flying cars and personal robots, are now seen as amusingly naive; others are surprisingly accurate.’
- ‘This last detail feels particularly pertinent, as Baïkonour takes its name from a Soviet missile launch site and the album's title and artwork both imply a certain Sputnik-era retro-futurism.’
- ‘Or, to put it more succinctly: their retro-futurism fails to make me chuckle in ironic solidarity.’
- ‘The Dome itself is a marvel of late - 1950s retro-futurism at Sunset and Vine.’
- ‘Its bubble shape, multicolours and unashamedly artificial materials are similar to the space-age furniture and products that have inspired the latest bout of retro-futurism.’
- ‘It's a strange concept considering that they've made a career out of electronic retro-futurism.’
- ‘It's not hard to see why people cling to the aesthetic of retro-futurism.’
- ‘The retrofuturism of contemporary science fiction suggested to Jameson that the genre may have outlived its usefulness as a means of making sense of the process of technological change.’
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