Those familiar with vintage robot toys will feel right at home looking at these Anand Mistry illustrations of retro androids. With clunky, colorful cubes as torsos and visually impressive, yet impractical mechanical parts as limbs, these paintings are exactly what children think of when designing their ideal robot. Add to it a certain innocence in rendering technique and you have a series that makes sterile technology entirely endearing.
Anand Mistry is an artist based in Washington, DC. He specializes in design, animation and art direction. Robots are a major staple in his work as he often animates mechanical characters in his short films, featuring similar aesthetics to the images in this collection. It goes to prove you don’t need extensive CGI work and copious amounts of detail in order to impress audiences.