If we learned anything from the fiasco that followed Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of <I>The War of the Worlds</I>, it’s that we must constantly keep reminding ourselves of the differences between art and reality. Before viewing the following pictures, use this as your mantra: It’s only an illustration. It’s only an illustration. For now.
Animator, illustrator and deviantART user Tom Kyzivat’s posters of Giant Freakin’ Robots ominously calling for humanity’s doom recall the early days of non-charming robots, using Fritz Lang as an obvious influence. Though the images aren’t new, they’re particularly timeless and beautiful, and also prove that, no matter what you think you’re expecting, robots will always be one step ahead.