It all started with the 1939 worlds Fair with its theme of ‘the world of tomorrow ’ The Fair’s influence on science fiction (and sci-fi parody), industrial, commercial, and urban design, and marketing resonates into the present.
I‘ve always been fascinated by the the concept and I absolutely love the graphic representation of it that permeated the 40s and especially the 50s. I have several books and magazines from the period which explore this. Here is an example, probably my favourite cover. The Home of tomorrow!