"Soon slacks, dresses and other apparel will be woven of fibers derived from the casein in America's skim milk surplus." - Popular Mechanics Magazine (1929)

 

"Futures Past" by Alejandra Paton.

 "Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality within ten years." Alex Lewyt, president of the Lewyt vacuum company (1955)   "Futures Past" by Alejandra Paton.

 "Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality within ten years." Alex Lewyt, president of the Lewyt vacuum company (1955)

 

"Futures Past" by Alejandra Paton.

"Ordinary grass gives promise of providing low-income families diets more abundant in vitamins than are now enjoyed by the wealthy. Housewives soon may add nourishing powdered grass to recipes." - Popular Mechanics Magazine (1940)   "Futures Past" by Alejandra Paton.

"Ordinary grass gives promise of providing low-income families diets more abundant in vitamins than are now enjoyed by the wealthy. Housewives soon may add nourishing powdered grass to recipes." - Popular Mechanics Magazine (1940)

 

"Futures Past" by Alejandra Paton.

 
 "Gold has even now but a few years to live. The day is near when bars of it will be as common and as cheap as bars of iron or blocks of steel." - Thomas Edison (1911)   "Futures Past" by Alejandra Paton.

 "Gold has even now but a few years to live. The day is near when bars of it will be as common and as cheap as bars of iron or blocks of steel." - Thomas Edison (1911)

 

"Futures Past" by Alejandra Paton.

 

"Futures past" by Alejandra PAton

instagram | @alejandrapaton

 

Alejandra is a Panamanian-native studying illustration at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Her recent thesis titled "Futures Past" humorously imagines what life might have looked like had past predictions of the future actually come true.

According to Alejandra, "Illustration isn't just about making pretty pictures; my major has also taught me good design practices and how to communicate complex ideas through images. I see my talented illustration peers making everything from zines to video games and large paintings, and I'm into great things as well!"

Stream more of her work on Instagram @alejandrapaton and checkout alejandrapaton.tumblr.com