I need a podcast cover art (square, and able to work when viewed very small), and also a wide banner for the top of the YouTube page. Consistent style across both.
Thinking a retro-futuristic (50s futuristic) collage or montage concept — though not overly busy. Thinking all illustrated or CG imagery, not any photographic elements.
See sample images, they capture the tone, style and feel I have in mind.
As a futurist show that covers artificial intelligence, robotics, space exploration, virtual reality and many other technologies, there are a lot of icons we could use. I suspect robots, rockets, and artificial intelligence "minds" or androids might be best. Thinking it should look expensive/rich looking and sophisticated with a bit of playfulness (not overtly comedic, but playful is good).
I'm thinking vintage styling along with a futuristic symbols or iconography. Some texture would be good.
Current colors are rust (dark red-ish orange) and a darker teal (greenish blue), which I like a lot but am open to other ideas. Should have some dramatic impact.