Remember " The Jetsons"? The animated '60s show was the epitome of how folks in the past thought our future would appear. That futuristic look, known as Googie, was a design style that emerged after World War II at a time when the United States was obsessed with the Space Age.
Googie was created in Southern California during the late 1940s and was a major force in commercial real estate through the '60s. The bold, aerodynamic style was easy to recognize thanks to its curvaceous and winged V-shaped roofs, starburst accents, and prolific use of glass, steel, and neon.