Klaus Bürgle - an illustrator and visionary extraordinaire from Stuttgart, Germany. In the 1950s and '60s he created a rich visual world of the future. The exploration of space was certainly his favorite subject, but many of his images also show futuristic cities and transportation. Bürgle specialized in technical and scientific issues and created cover and interior illustrations for a variety of popular science books and magazines. His contributions to the large-format fold-out picture youth annual, The New Universe, were especially popular.
One of the coolest aspects of Bürgle's work were the cutaways in his illustrations. Below are some examples of the future according to Bürgle.
(Images via Retro-Futurismus)