The Future is Now (Volume One) by Josan GonzalezThe Future is Now is an art book, a document that the Robo-President K3n3-DY has ordered everybody must have. Its a compendium of the present future which will provide all the knowledge about Robo-City 16 and its dwellers. You will also explore exotic places outside the Robotic Union of Europe, like The Nation of the Sands, Harajuku Walled Island or the Independent States of Scrapland.
The Future is Now Volume One // Old Edition
Volume December —June With Wonder Girl joining the team for the first time, the Titans must protect the town of Midville from a menace called the Separated Man. Enter your email and we'll contact you as soon as it's available again. Please select your star rating and leave a review. Thank you for your interest in Label. Enter your email and we'll contact you as soon as it is released.
The Future Book was meant to be interactive, moving, alive. Its pages were supposed to be lush with whirling doodads, responsive, hands-on. The old paperback Zork choose-your-own-adventures were just the start. The Future Book would change depending on where you were, how you were feeling. It would be sly, maybe a little creepy.
This blog post is a mix of an art book review and a spotlight on an artist whose work I really love called Josan Gonzalez. It is is essence a pair of art books but the concept behind them is an entire illustrated, cyberpunk-style world. This world has been created entirely by Josan, who has invented characters, backstories, factions, cities and even drawn a map to show where some of his illustrations are taking place. Every aspect of the world, down to the heaps of garbage on the streets, or the soda cans lying around messy apartments, has been included and drawn to an almost ludicrous level of detail. What makes this art even more impressive is that it is drawn by hand, with every tiny line being carefully inked in black pen, before the drawing is then scanned and coloured digitally. The sheer amount of time he must have spent on the two books is mind-boggling. A lot of the material that Josan wrote for the Kickstarters was done entirely in-world and in-character.
His cyberpunk illustrations create a chaotic, densely urban world populated by cyborgs and outlaws outfitted with advanced prosthetics. The first book, which is sold out for now, set the tone of things. There are motorcycle gangs straight out of Akira terrorizing street vendors and pedestrians; one-percenters blinded by their virtual circles to the the destitution surrounding them; and a rebel musician wheeling around her assorted hardware in a shopping cart.
poems about looking back on your life
The brightly colored art books of Josan Gonzalez cast a shadow over the dark times ahead.
The future of books?
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a fascinating and divisive subject. Many people believe it is destined to make our lives easier, while some believe it could lead to disaster. Take an in-depth look at this amazing technology and how it is used in The Future is Now: Artificial Intelligence! Woody is a children's picture book author. The History of Communication. Get our latest book recommendations, author news, and competitions right to your inbox.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again.