Los-Angeles based concept artist Rodrigo Galdino has used his talents to illustrate the wonders that could emerge if a fictional tribe of Maasai warriors, detached from civilisation, stumbled across advanced alien technology. The result is a captivating conceptual series of images that combine vivid African aesthetics with otherworldly machines.
The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people inhabiting southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.
Galdino’s illustrations form part of a final Art of Design project that sought to merge traditional, religious nature and culture of the Maasai tribe with high-end technology. Galdino is also an automotive and concept designer at the VW Design Center, California. The following images are his design for a Maasai vehicle and the characters that would operate it.