Futura is a middle period pattern introduced by Roseville Pottery around 1928. The colors vary and there is a Futura piece in just about any color scheme. Futura is Art Deco and is very popular with collectors. The shapes for the Roseville Futura pattern were primarily vases, but there were a few others, like flower blocks, bowls, baskets, jardinieres, pedestals, candlesticks, and wall pockets. Futura was marked with paper labels, and some examples have been hand-written shape numbers. Over the years, Roseville collectors have developed nicknames for many of the 78 different patterns shown in the factory stock pages including such popular pieces such as Michelin Man, Elephant Leg, Tank, and many more.